Death of suspected shoplifter in Brooklyn ruled a homicide

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) -- The death of a suspected shoplifter who was restrained by employees at a grocery store in Brooklyn has been ruled a homicide.

The medical examiner says 51-year-old Ralph Nimmons went into sudden cardiac arrest after he was restrained and kept in a prone position at a Stop-and-Shop in Flatbush last April.

Nimmons was also suffering from hypertensive cardiovascular disease.

No one has been charged.

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