UPDATE: Man who died in IMPD custody after domestic disturbance incident identified
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 14, 2016)– Indianapolis Metropolitan Police say a domestic disturbance suspect died in their custody Thursday night.
Just before 9:00 pm, officers were called to the 8700 block of Balboa Court, near East 42nd Street and North Post Road, on a report of domestic violence involving injury.
Police say a teenager, with blood on her, went to a nearby house and told the residents that a man had attacked her and her mother in the 4100 block of Balboa Drive. Officers then went to that location and found a male suspect and a female victim.
Officers treated the female patient and called for an ambulance to take her to the hospital. The woman and her daughter were listed in good condition.
After an on-scene investigation, the male suspect was arrested, for domestic battery, without incident or use of force. The suspect, later identified as 36-year-old Herbert Seay, was cooperative and submitted to his arrest. During this time he began to complain of chest pain. Officers alerted on-scene EMS personnel who evaluated him and determined that a second ambulance was needed. The suspect was alert and talking at this time.
The ambulance arrived and the suspect was escorted inside where he immediately went into critical cardiac arrest. EMS personnel began administering medical attention right away, but after approximately 30 minutes of life-saving efforts the suspect was pronounced dead on-scene.
Police are investigating the incident as an in-custody death investigation.
Note: IMPD officers initially stated that the suspect was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital, but later corrected it to say he died at the scene.