Erratic man subdued at Fort Worth’s La Gran Plaza later dies from medical emergency

On Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at 12:52 p.m., a Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD) officer was working in an off-duty capacity at La Gran Plaza. An unknown male subject entered the location, acting erratically. Security guards at the location attempted to detain the male subject causing the disturbance. When security attempted to detain the subject, a security guard was assaulted. An off-duty Fort Worth Police Officer came to the assistance of the security guard.

South Division Patrol Officers were dispatched to the location and arrived on the scene to further assist in detaining the subject.

The officers were able to physically detain the subject in handcuffs, resulting in a de-escalation of the situation. While in handcuffs, the subject began showing signs of medical distress. Fearing that the man was having a medical emergency, the officers removed his handcuffs and provided him with medical aid. 

The male was transported to a local area hospital for treatment, but was later pronounced deceased.

This information is preliminary as the investigation is ongoing.