No cause of death yet for suspected burglar who died in custody
Subscribe for unlimited digital access.
Try one month for $1!
Subscribe for unlimited digital access. Try one month for $1!
An autopsy Tuesday did not rule on the cause of death for a man who died in police custody early Monday in the Southwest Side Brighton Park neighborhood.
Officers responded to a burglary in the 3000 block of West Pershing about 1:25 a.m. and found a man suspected of being involved, according to Chicago Police.
The man was seen “sweating heavily with labored breathing,” police said.
Officers called paramedics, but despite medical intervention, the man became unresponsive, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as 24-year-old Heriberto Godinez Jr., who lived in the same block on Pershing.
An autopsy Tuesday did not rule on his cause and manner of death pending further studies, according to the medical examiner’s office.
Area Central detectives are investigating.