BALCH SPRINGS (AP) – A 30-year-old man arrested after he allegedly caused a disturbance at a Dallas-area apartment has died in police custody.READ MORE: Dallas Semi Driver Aron Griffin Charged With Human Smuggling After Rig Found With Dozens Of Noncitizens Inside
The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department will investigate Tuesday’s death of Eric Ricks. An autopsy has been ordered.
Balch Springs police were summoned to an apartment by a woman who reported a man was causing a disturbance.
Police say officers repeatedly asked Ricks to leave but he refused and became violent. Balch Springs police used a Taser to subdue Ricks and called for additional help from Dallas officers.READ MORE: Smugglers Cross 119 Migrants, Including Unaccompanied Children Amid Storm At Southern Border
Ricks was transported to jail but later appeared to slump over. He died at a hospital.
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