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Man Dies In Border Patrol Custody In Tucson

A 29-year-old man from Guatemala died in custody Saturday after being apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol in Casa Grande.

The man was apprehended on the evening of March 25 and started to show signs of distress the next morning at the Tucson Coordination Center. 

Customs and Border Protection medical personnel attended to him immediately, but he went into cardiac arrest after emergency medical services arrived, according to a statement from the agency. 

The CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility has initiated a review of the incident, and the man’s death will also be reviewed by the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Vaughan Jones is the weekend reporter for KJZZ, and a graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, with a minor in music. As a Phoenix native, Jones’s dream is to serve his community by covering important stories in the metropolitan area.He spent two years as music director at Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run radio station. His passion for radio stems from joining Blaze his freshman year as a DJ.When he is not working, Jones can be found writing music with his band, playing video games with his friends, or watching his favorite Phoenix-area sports teams.