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