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El Centro man dies after being booked by police

(58 year old El Centro man dies)…He was in the process of being booked into County Jail, when he fell ill. His identity has not been released. El Centro police say officers conducted a traffic stop at around 6:00 pm Tuesday, in the area of 2nd Street and Orange Avenue. The vehicle was being driven by the 58 year old. A search was conducted on the vehicle. It revealed a concealed firearm and drug paraphernalia. The driver was placed under arrest. He was transported to the man to his El Centro residence, where a probation compliance check was conducted.

The man was then transported to the El Centro Police Station to begin the booking process. When the process was completed, officers noticed the man was have a problem walking. He was transported to El Centro Regional Medical. Police say he was unresponsive when he arrived at the hospital. The man was immediately taken to the emergency room, where medical aide was rendered. The man was later pronounced dead by the medical staff. El Centro PD says they are handling the investigation and are working with the County Coroners Office. An autopsy will be conducted to try and determine a cause of death.