**This story has been updated to say the man died while in custody
County spokesperson Mary Louise Madigan said Cleveland police arrested a 33-year-old man, and he suffered a “sudden medical emergency” as officers brought him into the jail complex.
Madigan said EMS then took the man to MetroHealth Medical Center where he then died.
The county said the suspect developed a medical issue before officers ever booked him into the jail. There’s no indication any force had been used during his arrest and encounter with officers.
Cleveland police also released a statement to the I-Team regarding the in-custody death investigation:
On October 11, 2022 at approximately 8:20 p.m., Cleveland Police officers responded to a home on Tyler Avenue for a domestic violence incident. On arrival, officers conducted an initial investigation and a 33 year old male was taken into custody. Two firearms were confiscated at the scene. The suspect was transported to the County Jail for booking and housing. On arrival at the jail at 1215 West 3rd Street, and in the sally port, as the suspect exited the zone car, he stated he felt ill. Officers and a Registered Nurse with the County Jail rendered aid to the male, including CPR and the administration of narcan. The male suspect was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. Members of the Cleveland Division of Police Force Investigation Team responded for investigation. The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office will conduct the investigation into the death of the 33 year old male. The Cleveland Division of Police will cooperate fully with the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department. This matter remains under investigation.
We’ve sent follow-up questions to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office.
We’ll update this story as we learn more on FOX 8 and FOX8.com.