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Man dies in police custody after earlier altercation

The man who died while in police custody Friday morning has been identified as Quinton Milhouse, 29.

Milhouse was in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police custody after being injured during an earlier altercation with another man, officials said.

Detectives and the Internal Affairs Unit are investigating the incident, which happened on Mathis Drive in west Charlotte.

Police said Milhouse and the suspect knew one another and had been engaging in drug-related activity together overnight. Records show Milhouse was found guilty in 2010 of possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute the drug MDA/MDMA. Milhouse also served 11 months jail time in an unrelated case for attempted trafficking schedule II and possession of schedule II narcotics. He was released in August 2011.

Friday morning, several witnesses called 911 when Milhouse and the other man got into a physical altercation, police said. One of the calls stated one of the men was armed with a handgun.

CMPD responded at 8:30 a.m. and when they arrived, police separated, handcuffed and detained the men.

During the investigation, police noticed Milhouse suffered signs of trauma from the altercation with the other man and had become unresponsive and stopped breathing.

MEDIC was on the scene already and rendered aid to Milhouse while en route to Carolinas Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Milhouse has previously been found guilty in 2010 of

No charges have been brought at this time, and the cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner’s office.

Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and ask to speak with a homicide detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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