DOVER, Del. (CBS) — Dover police are investigating after a shoplifting suspect died while in custody last month.
Police say 24-year-old John Manning III was taken into custody without incident shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 20 for a shoplifting incident at a Sam’s Club on North DuPont Highway.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Center City Hit-And-Run Leaves Woman In Critical Condition, Police Say
Police say the arresting officer transported Manning to the department’s holding facility until he could be processed and arraigned on the pending charges.READ MORE: 'This Is What We Do In A Small Town': Mullica Hill Residents Continue Recovery Efforts Weeks After Tornado
Shortly after 2 p.m., police found Manning unresponsive and not breathing.
Officers immediately performed CPR and notified EMS officials. Manning was then transported to Bayhealth Kent General where he was later pronounced dead.MORE NEWS: New Jersey Man Credits Keeping Mind Active As He Celebrates 105th Birthday
Manning’s cause of death is unknown as police await the medical examiner’s report.