BCA releases details leading up to man's death hours after being arrested

MOORHEAD, Minn. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: The Ramsey County Medical Examiner has identified the man who died on Tuesday hours after his arrest in Moorhead as Jeremy Robert Kelly, 50, of Fargo, North Dakota. Mr. Kelly’s cause and manner of death are pending toxicology testing and microscopic examination results.

Four officers with the High Plains Fugitive Task Force took Mr. Kelly into custody shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday on the 700 block of 4th Street South for outstanding felony warrants out of Cass County, North Dakota, including failure to appear on a felony drug charge, fleeing police and other charges.

During the arrest, Kelly complained of shortness of breath and paramedics were summoned to the scene. As paramedics were arriving, Kelly lost consciousness. He was taken by ambulance to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo where he died Tuesday evening.

The BCA is continuing to conduct interviews with incident participants and will provide additional information once the interviews are complete.

There are no body camera images of the incident. BCA will determine whether responding squad dash cameras captured any portions of the incident.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Original: The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating the circumstances surrounding an individual’s death last night. Officers with the High Plains Fugitive Task Force were taking a man into custody for outstanding felony warrants shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday on the 700 blocks of 4th Street South in Moorhead.

During the arrest, the individual complained of shortness of breath and paramedics were summoned to the scene. As paramedics were arriving, the individual lost consciousness. The individual was taken by ambulance to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo but died late Tuesday evening.

The individual has been taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

There are no body camera images of the incident. BCA will determine whether responding squad dash cameras captured any portions of the incident.

The BCA is in the process of conducting interviews with incident participants. The BCA will identify the deceased once family notifications have taken place. The BCA will provide additional information once the interviews are complete.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Original: Moorhead Police officers, Clay County Sheriff’s, and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension closed off a block of a neighborhood in Moorhead beginning at the corner of 4th St S and 8th Ave S.

Valley News Live spoke to an officer who said he can’t disclose any information regarding the incident, however, he says he believes there is no threat to the public.

Officials were seen inspecting the home on the corner of this intersection. A vehicle was also towed from the scene.

We are told officials have been on the scene for hours.

Stick with Valley News Live for updates.