Attorney General Investigates In-Custody Death of Glen Burnie Man in Baltimore City

The Independent Investigations Division of the Office of the Maryland Attorney General is investigating the in-custody death of a 29-year old Glen Burnie man that occurred in Baltimore.

In a statement, officials said that on July 25, 2023, around 4:20 p.m., Baltimore City Fire Department emergency medical personnel, Baltimore Police and Maryland Transit Administration police officers responded to a location on the 200 block of South Howard Street after a 911 caller reported there was a man 
lying in the middle of the street trying to kill himself and “fighting people.” 

"An initial review of body-worn camera footage shows MTA officers and EMS personnel were on scene as Baltimore police arrived on scene. MTA officers are seen on video speaking with the man who was acting erratically," the statement said. "Officers physically restrained the man, placed him in handcuffs, and placed him on his side on an ambulance stretcher. Emergency medical personnel and officers secured the man 
to the stretcher using the stretcher’s restraint straps. 

The Attorney General's Office said the man was in a prone position as he was placed inside the ambulance with emergency personnel who began providing medical aid. "After several minutes, the man became unresponsive. An officer removed the man’s handcuffs while medical personnel attempted lifesaving emergency measures," the office said.  

The man, identified as Trea Michael Ellinger, was reportedly taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead a few hours later. The cause and manner of death are pending the results of an autopsy that was performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

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