The Major Crime Task Force is investigating after a 34-year-old man was found bleeding and deceased inside a jail cell at the North Chicago Police Department.
Lake County Major Crime Task Force Spokesman Christopher Covelli said a 34-year-old man was arrested around 10 p.m. Friday by the North Chicago Police Department.
The man had an active arrest warrant for criminal trespass to a motor vehicle.
He was found to be in possession of a controlled substance during his arrest, Covelli said.
Officers transported him to the police department for processing and the man reported that he felt ill.
An ambulance was called and paramedics transported him to an area hospital.
He was later discharged and transported back to North Chicago Police Department, Covelli said.
A police officer went to check on the man in his jail cell around 5:30 a.m. Saturday. The man was found deceased.
It appeared a dialysis port was removed from his body and he lost a considerable amount of blood, Covelli said.
The Lake County Major Crime Task Force responded and is conducting an independent investigation into the incident.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office is scheduling an autopsy on the man.