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Body cam released after suspected shoplifter dies shortly after arrest

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News)- The Salt Lake City Police Department released body cam video after a suspected shoplifter died after an incident at a hardware store on May 02nd.

Salt Lake City police said the man, 30-year-old Mischa Cox, was detained by employees and witnesses outside the ACE Hardware near 600 East 400 South.

A witness called police as it all unfolded. LISTEN HERE

“I heard the employee call it in, but he didn’t describe how bad it actually is,” she said. “The guy is in the middle of the parking lot, and employees have him facedown, so I just want to make sure…he’s bleeding and screaming,” the caller is heard telling dispatch.

Police said during the incident Cox suffered injuries that caused him to stop breathing. The body camera footage shows officers performing CPR on Cox. 


He was taken to the hospital in critical condition but was pronounced dead a few days later.



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