PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – City homicide detectives are looking into a death at UPMC Shadyside Hospital Monday night.
Ricardo Martinez, 38, was pronounced dead at the hospital around 10 p.m.READ MORE: Pennsylvania's Fine Wine And Good Spirits Stores Now Hiring
Martinez’s mother said he went to the hospital for breathing problems.
She was told that after receiving breathing treatment, her son attacked a doctor and had to be handcuffed and subdued by security.
“After he had the breathing treatment, they say he grabbed hold of a doctor, and collapsed on the floor,” Marsha Vento says.
He died a short time later.
While in handcuffs, face down on the floor, police say Martinez became unconscious.READ MORE: Disgruntled Neighbor Who Killed 9 In Arson Fires Sentenced To Life In Prison
Investigators haven’t ruled out possibility of a heart attack, and an autopsy has yet to be completed.
Martinez was described as a big man, about 6-foot-2 and 350-pounds.
His family says he was kind, but not aggressive.
“He was a gentle giant. Sweet, and definitely a family man,” they said.
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