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9/6/2017 - In Custody Death of Detainee in Ocean City - Click here to print this information

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP/WNAV) - A suspect died in police custody on the Eastern Shore.

Ocean City authorities say an officer used his Taser while trying to arrest Byron Tunnell of Ocean City following a traffic stop early Tuesday.
After being stunned, Tunnell ran away, allegedly discarding drugs in his possession.

Tunnell asked to go to a hospital for an examination, was transported for treatment and then released.

Authorities say he later suffered an apparent seizure after complaining of not feeling well and indicating he may have swallowed drugs before his arrest. Tunnel was 28-years-old.

State Police are leading the investigation of the incident.


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