The officers started questioning him again, but he reportedly pulled out a bag of cocaine and tried to swallow it. Officers managed to get him to spit it out.
"He told them he had not swallowed anything. They called for paramedics again," said HPD spokesman Kese Smith
The suspect became ill again and had to be taken to the hospital where he died. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. Both internal affairs and homicide are investigating.