MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. - A man suspected of violating a protective order and burglarizing a home took his own life after being arrested and placed in a holding cell by Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies on Sept. 18.
At around 1:40 p.m. Friday, 62-year-old Scott McKay was reportedly violating a protective order and breaking into a home. Deputies arrived to the scene and confirmed he didn't have permission to be there.
McKay was arrested on suspicion of trespassing and was placed in a holding cell at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Cave Creek substation.
As deputies were processing his paperwork, McKay reportedly took his life by self-hanging, the sheriff's office says.
Life-saving measures were attempted, but it was too late. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
"MCSO is currently conducting an administrative investigation and criminal review of the incident with support of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office," the sheriff's office said.
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