Man's death in Queen Anne's County under investigation

(WMAR) - Editor's Note: The original version of this story stated the cause of death was an overdose. In a news release, the Queen Anne's County Office of the Sheriff said it was a possible overdose. The story has been updated to correct and to add new information from the victim's family. We apologize for the error.


A Stevensville, Md. man may have died as a result of a rare heart condition Friday night.

Fire and EMS units responded to what they thought was a potential overdose at the 100 block of Quinn Road in Grasonville, Md.

They found Harry Louis Zagami, III, 19, lying in a driveway, unresponsive. Medical personnel attempted extensively to revive Zagami, but eventually resuscitation was halted and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Zagami was taken to the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore for an autospy. 

Zagami's mother spoke with WMAR-2 News on Monday. She said he has a family history of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. It's an extra electrical pathway between the heart's upper and lower chambers that creates a rapid heartbeat. According to the Mayo Clinic, the extra pathway is present at birth and fairly rare.

She spoke with the medical examiner's office and advised them of this condition and it is now looking at WPW as a potential cause for Zagami's death.

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