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Authorities identify man who died in custody of Phoenix police Saturday evening

Police and the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Officer are investigating the death of a man while in custody of police Saturday night.

PHOENIX — A man detained by Phoenix police Saturday evening has died while in their custody.

Detectives from the Phoenix Police Department and the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office are investigating the death.

A little before 6 p.m. Saturday, Phoenix police responded to a call that a man was acting erratic and breaking windows near 44th Street and McDowell Road. 

Police say they detained a man matching the suspect's description after arriving on the scene.

The man, later identified as 40-year-old Bryan Funk, was restrained with handcuffs, but police say he was still acting erratic and leg restraints were needed as well.

The Phoenix Fire Department responded to the call and took Funk to the hospital.

The police say Funk became unresponsive on his way to the hospital and paramedics began lifesaving measures.

After arriving at the hospital, the lifesaving measures continued, but Funk later died. The cause of death is not yet determined.

The Phoenix Police Department said that this will be treated as a critical incident and will be investigated administratively and criminally.

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