SAPD investigating incident on Northwest Side after naked man running around parking lot dies

Published 7:01 am CDT, Thursday, May 21, 2020

San Antonio police are investigating after a naked man lost consciousness and died Thursday morning in a Northwest Side parking lot.

Around midnight, a man was exhibiting “excited delirium” and running around an apartment complex parking lot naked and yelling, a spokesman with SAPD said.

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Police were initially told the incident was a shooting in progress as residents thought the man had been injured. But when they arrived to the 3400 block of Magic Drive, they discovered there hadn’t been a shooting.

Officers did have to detain the man and EMS was called to evaluate him due to his erratic behavior, SAPD said.

When medics arrived, they were able to talk with him briefly but the man then passed out. EMS worked on him for 45 minutes before pronouncing him dead, SAPD said.

It is unknown what led to the man’s death and police are still investigating.

Taylor Pettaway is a breaking news and general assignment reporter for | [email protected] | @TaylorPettaway

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