According to reports of the death of a Texas sheriff's deputy head-injured, the 19-year-old was suffering from a pulmonary embolism.
MP Keith Shepherd of the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office in Fort Worth was found injured in his personal vehicle in the sheriff's office parking on Friday night. He had not returned from his break two hours earlier.
Deputy sheriff's deputy in Fort Worth, Texas, dies after being found injured in the head
A blood clot in Shepherd's lungs made him fall and hit his head as he was getting out of his car, the Dallas Morning News reported.
"The pulmonary embolism started by the car, which caused the fall, and he was able to recover slightly and get in the car and was able to continue," said the medical examiner at a conference of press.
Police first announced that Shepherd had been shot dead, but had retracted Saturday morning.
Shepherd was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, the Morning News reported.
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"I can tell you that what I know about Keith, is that he had an excellent reputation at the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office," said Sheriff Bill Waybourn at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "He was a strong leader. He was loved. He was an excellent husband and a good father.