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Man's death under investigation after overdose

Posted at 12:46 PM, Sep 25, 2018

Anne Arundel County Police are looking into the death of a man who potentially overdosed at a bar in Pasadena. 

On Monday, September 17, fire department personnel were called to the Lake Shore Tavern in the 1300 block of Lake Avenue for an overdose call. When they got to the scene they were treating two men, but one of them started to become erratic and aggressive, so they called police for backup. 

When police got to the scene, they saw the 54 and 55-year-old men were being treated for the possible overdose. The 55-year-old, Shawn Devin Floyd, was in the back of the ambulance when police arrived and was becoming uncooperative. Floyd unhooked his straps from the gurney, exited the ambulance, and then allegedly assaulted an officer when they told him to get back into the ambulance. 

Officers then restrained Floyd and took him to the ground in an attempt to handcuff him. As officers were handcuffing Floyd, he became unresponsive, so medical crews gave aid and took him to Baltimore Washington Medical Center. 

Anne Arundel County Detectives then arrived at the scene and were told by witnesses that the officers took Floyd to the ground to handcuff him. 

Officials searched Floyd's car and found suspected PCP, so detectives sent it to the lab to be analyzed. 

On Sunday, September 23, Floyd was pronounced dead at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. On Monday, an autopsy was done that said they did not see any injuries from the officers that could have caused his death, but they are still waiting for the toxicology and forensic results to come back. 

The cause and manner of death will not be determined until the additional all of the information has been obtained. 

As this is a very fluid and active investigation the Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731.  If people with information wish to remain anonymous they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.