Loss of life of alleged shoplifter at Boystown Jewel-Osco was murder

Eugenio Escriba Guzman | Fb

The Prepare dinner County Medical Examiner has dominated the death of an alleged shoplifter who struggled with a safety guard at a Lakeview grocery retailer late final yr was a murder.

Police allegedly discovered 55-year-old Eugenio Escriba Guzman unresponsive, handcuffed, and mendacity on a crate within the retailer’s safety workplace on the night earlier than Thanksgiving 2019. Minutes earlier, Guzman struggled with a safety guard and different staff who tried to cease him for allegedly stealing toiletries, in response to police.

CPD officers started administering CPR, however hearth division personnel later pronounced him useless on the retailer, 3531 North Broadway.

Now, the medical expert has decided that Guzman died from hypertensive heart problems with “stress as a consequence of bodily restraint” and “methamphetamine toxicity” as secondary causes. The way of his dying is murder, the medical expert stated.

Guzman’s household filed an eight depend civil lawsuit towards Jewel in December that seeks greater than $400,000 in damages.

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