SPRINGFIELD, Virginia — A man who was arrested Thursday night died in an ambulance after police said he'd been running into the road and yelling at cars.
A spokesperson for the Fairfax County Police Department says they responded to the 6500 block of Amherst Avenue in Springfield, Virginia around 4:18 p.m.
An officer found Temiki Murray, 44, of Lorton, blocking southbound lanes of Amherst Avenue. The officer attempted to speak with him and guide him onto the sidewalk, but Murray immediately ran back into traffic.
Officers then followed Murray from a distance directing even more officers to his location. Murray stopped running in a nearby parking lot. This is where officers reengaged and explained they were there to help him. Fire and rescue were requested to respond.
Police say Murray was then placed in handcuffs, to prevent him from running back into traffic. No force was used while taking him into custody.
While in an ambulance on the way to a hospital, a Fairfax County Police spokesperson said the man suffered a medical emergency and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine how Murray died.
Chief Davis has directed the release of the body camera footage and audio recordings within 30 days or when it no longer jeopardizes the integrity of the investigation. All information provided above is based on preliminary investigative findings and may be subject to revision as the investigation progresses.
Thursday night, police had parts of the parking lots of Hart Nissan of Nova on Amherst Avenue taped off. Investigators were seen taking pictures of the area that was taped off.
This is all the information we have at this time.
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