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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.

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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.

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Ricks was transported to jail but later appeared to slump over. He died at a hospital.

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