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Death Investigation Underway After Suspect Dies in Custody

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The Sparks Police Department says a death investigation is underway after a domestic battery suspect has died in custody. 

Sparks Police were investigating a domestic battery around 6:30 Saturday evening. That investigation led to probable cause for the arrest for the suspect involved.

Around 8:55 p.m. that same night, police located that suspect in the 1200 block of Coachman Drive. Officers attempted to arrest the suspect and a struggle ensued. The suspect was then taken into custody.

Police say a short time later, the suspect was observed to go unconscious. Medical aid was performed and the suspect was transported to the hospital where the suspect was declared deceased.

The Sparks Police Department requested the Washoe County Sheriff's Office investigate this incident

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detective Division at 775-328-3320.

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