The man allegedly had been in a confrontation with jail staff earlier that night and had been shot with an electronic stun gun, Everett police officer Aaron Snell said Saturday.
The man had been arrested about 9:30 p.m. Friday after reportedly shoplifting from a gas station in the 3500 block of Broadway.
He was booked for investigation of theft, Snell said. At the jail, the man allegedly fought with custody staff and was put into isolation.
Jail staff checked on him later, found him in distress and began resuscitation efforts, Snell said. The Everett Fire Department also responded.
The man’s name was not released Saturday. His body was taken to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office, which will determine how he died.
The death is being investigated by the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, a cadre of homicide detectives from around the county who probe deaths involving police.
It was at least the sixth death at the jail since 2010.
Additional details about the investigation weren't immediately available.
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