HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - Hampton Police are investigating how a man died as officers tried to place him in handcuffs Tuesday morning.
Sgt. Jason Price with the Hampton Police Division said officers received a call for a suspicious person in the 300 block of Grant Circle around 9 a.m. When they arrived, they found a man who officers said was disorderly and combative.
According to police, the officers thought the man was suffering from an unknown medical condition and tried to place him in emergency custody. Price said the man resisted. After handcuffs were placed on the man, the officers found he wasn't breathing and immediately began performing CPR.
"It was just something that happened that should not have happened at this time," said the man's mother Lorraine Dixon-Brooks.
Dixon-Brooks didn't know that the phone call from her son Marlon Monday afternoon would be the last conversation they would have.
"I didn't want to believe it at first," Dixon-Brooks added. "I was just hoping that it wasn't true that he hadn't passed away."
But it was true. Dixon's death came with many questions and not enough answers.
"I would love to know exactly what happened," Dixon-Brooks said.
When medics arrived on scene, the man was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The man has been identified as 41-year-old Marlon Jermaine Dixon of Hampton. The cause of his death is still under investigation, as are the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Price said the officers involved have been placed on administrative leave with pay per policy.
Further information was not immediately released, stay with WAVY.com for more on this developing story.
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