Man Dies After NYPD Comes to His Home in Suspect Pursuit

Police were looking for a teen who stole a cell phone

By Shimon Prokupecz
|  Thursday, Aug 15, 2013  |  Updated 10:55 PM EDT
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Man Dies After NYPD Comes to His Home in Suspect Pursuit

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A Brooklyn man collapsed and died hours after police came to his home Thursday, searching for a teen suspect in a cell phone robbery, law enforcement officials said.

Police were chasing a teen who was wanted for robbing a cell phone from a woman early in the morning, and lost site of him at an apartment building on Rockaway Parkway in Brownsville.

They lost sight of the teen, who was wearing red sweatpants, and began going from door to door in the building.

At one home, cops encountered a man and saw his teenage son behind him, wearing red sweatpants. They believed it was the suspect they were chasing, officials said.

The robbery victim was brought to the building to see if she could identify the teen, but she wasn't 100 percent sure, so police let him go.

Shortly afterward, the man, identified as 43-year-old Carlo Alcis, began experiencing seizure symptoms, police said. The officers called for EMS and started CPR on him.

When EMS arrived, Alcis was unconscious; he was declared dead on the scene. 

Internal Affairs is investigating.

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