GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A black man’s death in police custody was ruled a homicide by the North Carolina medical examiner Friday, and officials want a court to release body-camera footage of the events.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said officers put Marcus Deon Smith, 38, in a patrol car on Sept. 8 after finding him suicidal, disoriented and running through traffic, the News Record of Greensboro reported. Emergency personnel arrived about five minutes after officers reached the scene, police said.
The autopsy report said Smith became agitated after police placed him in a patrol car. They opened the door and Smith got out, the report said.
“Multiple officers then placed him prone on the ground. His hands were then cuffed behind his back, and a strap was placed on his ankles to secure them to the handcuffs behind his back,” the report said. “No chokeholds or conducted electrical weapons
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – Police in St. Paul, Minnesota say they have one man in custody after a woman was found dead in her home on the city’s east side.
Authorities responded to the call around 7 a.m. at an apartment on the 1500 block of East Jessamine Lane, where 39-year-old woman was found dead inside.
“When they arrived, things didn’t seem quite right, so they started investigating,” said Steve Linders, spokesperson with St. Paul Police. “We have our forensic services out here and we have our homicide. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner was out at the scene and they’re working the case to figure out how the person died.”
Linders also said authorities learned a juvenile had been sexually assaulted in the home.
Police say the suspect was known to both the victim
Two people of interest are in custody as police investigate a suspicious death in north suburban Lake Villa.
Lake Villa police responded about 10:30 p.m. Saturday to an alley in the 300 block of East Grand Avenue for a report of an injured person, according to the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force. They arrived and found a deceased male with suspicious injuries to his body.
Charges have not been filed against the two people taken into custody, police said. The incident was being investigated with the help of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force.
The Lake County Coroner scheduled an autopsy for Monday, according to police.
Two persons of interest are in custody in connection with the “suspicious” death of a man found in an alley Saturday night in Lake Villa, authorities said Sunday.
Lake Villa police responded about 10:30 p.m. Saturday to the 300 block of East Grand Avenue for a report of an injured person in an alley, Lake County Major Crimes Task Force spokesman Chris Covelli said. When officers arrived, they found the adult man was deceased.
The death is being considered suspicious because of the injuries found on the man, whose identity has not been released, Covelli said. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed Monday morning by the Lake County coroner’s office.
The death appears to be an isolated incident, Covelli said. Additional information was not immediately available.
Lake Villa detectives and investigators from the Major Crimes Task Force are investigating.
Robert Metz Sr., 68, was charged with criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence after police investigated what they called a “suspicious death” along Highland Pines Drive in Ross Township.
The medical examiner confirms Delores Miller is the woman who was found dead in the Perrytown Place Apartments on Wednesday.
Officials said Metz admitted to Ross Township detectives that he killed Miller, who had been missing since Sunday.
According to a news release, Miller went to Metz’s apartment at Perrytown Place on Sunday as they had been romantically involved. Metz said they were breaking up and that she was gathering her things when he strangled her before she was able to leave his apartment, officials said.
Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 reporter Beau Berman was live on Facebook in Ross Township:
ROUND ROCK, Texas — The Round Rock Police Department on Monday reported a man has been taken into custody in connection to a death of a woman inside of a storage unit.
The suspect, Jose Villasenor Diaz, 44, was charged with murder and booked at Williamson County Jail. The victim has been identified as 41-year-old Dora Quiroz-Gonzalez, Diaz’s estranged wife.
According to the department, about 10 a.m. Monday officers responded to reports of a woman’s body in a storage facility located in the 500 block of N. IH-35. At the facility, police took Diaz into custody who claimed to be related to the Quiroz-Gonzalez.
Authorities said he murdered her by stabbing her inside of the storage unit.