Shamim Siddiqi, 52

Houston, Texas
August 21, 2001

Agencies: Harris County Sheriff's Office Texas | Texas Department of Public Safety

Cause of death: Response to Medical Emergency

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According to Houston Chronicle, Saddiqi approached off-duty Deputy Charlie Ferguson at an Albertsons to find out why he had detained two other women, suspected shoplifters. Deputy Ferguson detained her as well. Siddiqi suffered a heart attack while in custody. Store employees may have accused Siddiqi of faking distress to avoid arrest. Deputy Ferguson then called for help. Siddiqi died. No stolen merchandise was found on her person.

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