LAPD release bodycam of a suspect wanted for an outstanding warrant and died in police custody

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A 33-year-old man died while in the custody of Los Angeles police, authorities said Friday.

The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner informed the Los Angeles Police Department Custody Services Division on Wednesday that Ronald Shaheen was pronounced dead by hospital staff, the LAPD reported.

Shaheen was taken to the county medical examiner’s Forensic Science Center, where an autopsy report was pending.

At about 8:30 a.m. on March 10, LAPD Transit Division officers were patrolling on foot at the Seventh Street and Metro Center station, where they encountered Shaheen allegedly loitering in the area.

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The officers conducted a warrant check and discovered Shaheen had an outstanding felony warrant. He was arrested and transported to the Metropolitan Detention Center for booking.

“During the pre-booking process at MDC, Shaheen appeared to be suffering from a medical emergency,” the police department said in a statement. “A Los Angeles Fire Department rescue ambulance responded to MDC and transported Shaheen to a local hospital. He was subsequently admitted and was later absentee booked on the arrest warrant.”

While hospitalized on March 13, Shaheen was “cited out” for his arrest warrant.

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