A suspect in the robbery of a popular near-west side restaurant died shortly after he was chased and arrested by Indianapolis police Sunday night, investigators said.
Officers were called to Judge's BBQ in the 2100 block of West Michigan Street just after 8 p.m. on a report of a hold-up.
Witnesses said two men were seen running from the restaurant and officers gave chase, apprehending one man a short time later, police said.
"During the apprehension the suspect did actively fight our officers. He was eventually taken into custody. Once he was taken into custody it was determined by the officers, I do not know why at this time, that he might need medical attention and an ambulance was called,” said Indianapolis police spokeswoman Officer Catherine Cummings.
The man, later identified as Roy McDowell, 43, was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The cause of death was not immediately determined. Police said an autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday.
The second man seen running from the restaurant had not be located late Sunday.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.
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