UPDATE: Coroner identifies man who died in custody after repeatedly banging head against patrol car window

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner identified Marlon Williams, 32, as the man who reportedly injured himself while in police custody on July 28.

This originated from a call just after 5 a.m. Wednesday. Police responded to a call in the 3500 block of Paradise Road, south of Desert Inn Road.

The caller said Williams had damaged the front door of a business in the area. The caller also said the subject was yelling inside the business and not making any sense.

Security had originally tried to detain him, but they were unsuccessful.

Once police arrived on the scene, they say he immediately tried to run away. Officers caught up to him and contained him next to a building.

As police tried to take him into custody, they say he punched an officer in the face.

Police then used empty hand tactics to take him into custody.

Once Williams was in handcuffs, the man continued to resist. Police say he then kicked an officer.

He then had hobbles put onto his feet by police to prevent him from kicking anyone else.

Williams was transported to the Clark County Detention Center, police say he repeatedly banged his head against the patrol car’s window. Shortly after arriving at CCDC, the man became unresponsive.

He was then taken by ambulance to UMC where he was pronounced dead.

The cause of Williams death has not yet been released.

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