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Darrel Stanley, 32 [Updated]

Darrel Roy Stanley (2010-04-13)

Darrel Stanley, a 32-year-old white man, died Tuesday, April 13, in the 11700 block of West Olympic Boulevard in Sawtelle, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office, said Stanley was caught shoplifting at a super market about 11 p.m. He was approached and later tackled by a security guard in the parking lot, Winter said.

Stanley became unresponsive and was taken to a hospital, where he died at 11:53 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

The coroner’s office initially listed Stanley's death as a homicide. Officials have since deferred a final determination in the case pending additional tests that will not be available for another six to eight weeks.

[Updated, Oct. 19: Coroner's officials said Stanley's death was ultimately ruled a homicide.

The official cause of death was listed as traumatic apnea in conjunction with a concussion, alcohol intoxication, an enlarged heart and thyroiditis.]

-- Sarah Ardalani

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