38 Year Old Man Dies In What Appears To Be A Case Of Excited Delirium

Date: March 16, 2018  01:26 A.M. 
Location: 2240 N. Padre Island Drive
Case Number: 1803160015

CCPD Officers responded to several calls of a disturbance with destruction inside an apartment unit at the Costa Tarragona Apartment Complex.  The first arriving Officers reported that a 38 year old male was behaving violently and irrationally.   They suspected he was suffering from drug intoxication or drug induced excited delirium.  Officers immediately requested CCFD EMS and attempted to calm the person.  Paramedics arrived and transported the individual to Spohn Shoreline Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Four CCPD Officers have been placed on administrative leave as per department policy.  This leave requirement is not punitive in nature.   Policy requires that the Officers be interviewed by a staff psychologist prior to returning to work.

This death is being investigated by CCPD, The Nueces County District Attorneys Office, and The Nueces County Medical Examiners Office.