DUI suspect who died in Las Vegas police custody identified

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A antheral who died Sunday successful constabulary custody has been identified by the Clark County coroner’s office.

He was Rashad Straughter, 35. His origin and mode of decease are inactive pending, according to the coroner’s office.

Las Vegas constabulary initially responded aboriginal Sunday to a state presumption located astatine 905 Las Vegas Blvd. North, adjacent Washington Avenue, aft reports of a crash. A 911 caller said the operator of the vehicle, since identified arsenic Straughter, was warring with customers wrong the state station, according to a Monday quality release.

Arriving officers arrested Straughter connected suspicion of DUI. It’s unclear if helium oregon anyone other was injured successful the conveyance collision.

Straughter was past taken to the Las Vegas Detention Center for booking. But erstwhile officers arrived astatine the jail, the antheral was “unresponsive” and “medical unit were summoned,” constabulary said successful the quality release.

It remains unclear if Straughter requested aesculapian attraction upon his apprehension oregon portion helium was being taken to jail. It’s besides unclear erstwhile precisely helium became unresponsive. He was taken to Valley Hospital Medical Center, wherever helium was pronounced dead.

Las Vegas constabulary connected Wednesday denied a nationalist records petition for assemblage camera footage successful the case, citing an unfastened investigation.

No further accusation was instantly available.

Contact Jonah Dylan astatine jdylan@reviewjournal.com. Follow @TheJonahDylan connected Twitter.

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