Quincy man leads officers on chase, dies in custody at the hospital
QUINCY, Wash. — A 29-year-old Quincy man died while in police custody at the hospital Monday night.
According to a release from the North Central Washington Special Investigation Unit, Quincy Police
Department officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation just after 9 p.m.
The driver, later identified as Marcos Avalos-Barrera, failed to stop and led officers on a chase in and around Quincy for over an hour. Multiple agencies responded and Avalos-Barrera voluntarily stopped around 10:15 p.m. He was taken into custody without incident.
Shortly after he was taken into custody, Avalos-Barrera complained he was not feeling well. He was taken to Quincy Valley Hospital around 10:25 p.m.
Officers were granted a search for Avalos-Barrera’s blood, as they believed he was impaired. While at QVH, Avalos-Barrera declined rapidly and died despite efforts by medical staff at the hospital.
The NCWSIU is now investigating the in-custody death.
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