Man dies after running from Portland police
Sunday, July 10, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon state medical examiner's office says a man who died after running from Portland police didn't suffer any traumatic injuries but had a "significantly enlarged heart."
The medical examiner says a determination on the cause and manner of death for 26-year-old Darris Eugene Johnson is pending until toxicology test results are available.
The man was a passenger in a car that was pulled over early Sunday because a tail light wasn't working. He was wanted on a parole violation warrant in a drug case.
Police say the man gave an officer false information and took off, jumping over three fences before he was caught.
He stopped breathing in a police car and was taken to the Portland Adventist Medical Center, where he died. Police say hospital tests indicated he had used marijuana and methamphetamine.