On Saturday, August 5, 2017 at approximately 6:56 a.m., APD along with Austin-Travis County EMS and the Austin Fire Department responded to 501 Deen Avenue for a call for service for a male that had swallowed a substantial amount of drugs and was showing signs of distress. Based on the officers’ training and experience it was believed that the male was under the influence of a narcotic or some other substance. For the safety of the officers and everyone on scene, the subject was placed in handcuffs.
The subject’s condition quickly deteriorated and he was transported to the hospital by Austin-Travis County EMS. While enroute to the hospital, the subject went into Cardiac Arrest. He passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 11:28 a.m.
The subject has been identified as Chris Givens, White male, (D.O.B. 7-14-84).
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