A Bronx man died in police custody Sunday after he tried to seize a cop’s gun whereas cuffed in his house, then misplaced consciousness as officers subdued him, authorities mentioned.
When officers arrived on the Reservoir Ave. house in Jerome Park simply after four:50 p.m., a 71-year-old man instructed them his son, who cops later recognized as Dwayne Pritchett, 48, was refusing to come back out of his bed room.
The son immediately opened the door within the third-floor house, and cops noticed a handgun journal on the ground, in keeping with police.
They entered the room and cuffed him, however Pritchett tried to seize an officer’s gun from its holster, authorities mentioned.
Cops pulled him from the room, forcing him to the ground, sources mentioned.
It wasn’t instantly clear how Pritchett was subdued, although sources mentioned the officers didn’t use a Taser.
Cops discovered drug paraphernalia and a gun in his bed room, sources mentioned.
“Be suggested, the EDP (emotionally disturbed individual) is having a psychological episode. He locked himself within the bed room. He’s not on his treatment. No weapons,” a police radio dispatcher instructed arriving officers assigned to the 50th Precinct.
“EDP is combating, must be contained, in custody?” the police radio dispatcher is heard saying at about 5:14 p.m.
Sooner or later, the person misplaced consciousness, and arriving medics, pondering he might have been overdosing on medicine, tried to revive him with naloxone, sources mentioned.
Medics took him to New York Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital, the place he died simply earlier than 6:45 p.m., in keeping with sources.
The health worker will decide how he died, and the NYPD’s Pressure Investigation Division is trying into his loss of life.
Police nonetheless had Pritchett’s house constructing blocked off early Monday as they investigated.
With Rikki Reyna