Man dies in police custody in Brighton Park

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Monday, July 20, 2015

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man died in police custody on Chicago's Southwest Side.

Officers responded to a report of a burglary in the 3000-block of West Pershing Road in the city's Brighton Park neighborhood just before 1:30 a.m. Monday.

Police said they found the accused burglar at the scene, sweating and having a hard time breathing.

They called paramedics. Police said "despite medical intervention," the man became unresponsive and died at the scene.

Area Central detectives are conducting a death investigation.