- Associated Press - Monday, November 10, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities are trying to determine why a man stopped breathing after being placed in handcuffs by Phoenix police officers following a confrontation.

Police say 48-year-old Daniel Zamora died Sunday morning after being taken into custody by three officers after one home was broken into and a window of another home in a north Phoenix neighborhood was smashed.

Sgt. Jonathan Howard says police had received reports that Zamora had made unusual statements and may have been hallucinating.

Howard says Zamora tried to punch one of the officers but that they were able to take him into custody after a brief struggle. That’s when the officers noticed Zamora had stopped breathing.

Police and firefighters tried unsuccessfully to revive Zamora.



The medical examiner will determine cause of death.

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