Mich. Shoplifting Suspect Dies

A shoplifting suspect died after struggling with security guards at a Kroger supermarket, police said.

It was not immediately known what caused the man's death Thursday night. It was the second time in less than a year that a man had died in the Detroit suburbs after a suspected shoplifting incident.

"The subject had struggled with security," Sgt. Jane Boudreau said. "At that point he was having medical difficulties and EMS responded."

Guards tried to revive the man, whose name and age were not released, but were unsuccessful. The man was pronounced dead on arrival at Providence Hospital in Southfield, a spokesman said.

No further information was immediately available.

In June, Frederick Finley, 32, died outside a Lord & Taylor store in Dearborn after scuffling with security guards investigating a shoplifting complaint.

Guards had accused Finley's girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter of shoplifting. Dennis Richardson, 29, used a headlock to subdue Finley in the store's parking lot.

Richardson is awaiting trial for involuntary manslaughter. Defense attorneys say Finley had a heart attack; prosecutors say he suffocated.

The death sparked protests led by such well-known figures as the Rev. Al Sharpton.