Oklahoma City police investigate death of man who fought EMSA workers

Jason Marshall, 42, died Aug. 8, two days after he was allegedly choked and punched during struggle with EMSA first responders in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City police are investigating the death.
by Tim Willert Published: October 4, 2012

Police launched their investigation after fire department officials told them about the incident last week, Nelson said

“They didn't think it was a natural death,” he said.

What happened?

According to a search warrant affidavit, fire department and EMSA personnel responded to the Union Bus Station at 427 W Sheridan Ave. on Aug. 6 to check on a man who “was acting disoriented and causing problems.”

Firefighters were able to talk Marshall into getting into an ambulance, but he “became violent and began assaulting fire and EMSA personnel,” police reported.

Marshall “kicked and scratched one fireman then bit the thumb of an EMSA worker,” police said, adding that first responders had to fight with Marshall to restrain him and sprayed an anti-anxiety spray into his nose.

The spray, police reported, caused Marshall to calm down and pass out or lose consciousness.

During the struggle, “EMSA personnel placed Marshall in a choke hold and struck Marshall in the face area several times,” investigator Ryan Porter wrote in the affidavit.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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