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Arrested suspect in ESL dies in police car

By AP/KWMU

East St. Louis, Ill. – Police are investigating the death in East St. Louis of a man who was under arrest and being driven to the city jail.

Henry Armstrong, 27, of St. Louis, was being arrested Sunday as a robbery suspect. East St. Louis Police Chief James Mister says Armstrong had been at a nightclub early Sunday morning and was accused of a robbery there. Police arrested him, but he reportedly died in the squad car during the short ride back to the police station.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

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