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Karter Singh, 39, Dies in Police Custody

The Clark County coroner’s office has identified a man who died shortly after he was taken into custody by Las Vegas police on Monday evening.

He was 39-year-old Karter Singh, of Las Vegas, the coroner’s office said. His cause and manner of death were pending as of Wednesday morning.

Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Larry Hadfield said Wednesday that Singh showed signs of “medical distress” after he was taken into custody and handcuffed, adding that the “medical distress appeared to be caused by drug use.”

Singh died after he was taken into custody while officers were investigating a suspected stolen vehicle, Metro said in a statement sent Tuesday afternoon. Singh was driving the vehicle, and may have faced charges of possession of a stolen vehicle had he survived, Hadfield said.

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