Quincy man dies following hour-long chase

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QUINCY — A Quincy man died in custody following an hour-long pursuit Tuesday night.

According to a press release from the North Central Washington Special Investigation Unit (NCWIU), Quincy Police attempted to stop 29-year-old Marcos Avalos-Barrera a little after 9 p.m. for “a traffic violation.” Avalos-Barrera failed to stop and led officers “on an extensive vehicle pursuit around Quincy for more than an hour,” the press release said.

Quincy Police were joined by units from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the Moses Lake Police Department and the Washington State Patrol, the press release said.

At 10:15 p.m., Avalos-Barrera voluntarily stopped and was taken into custody. However, he told officers he did not feel well and was taken to Quincy Valley Hospital, where “despite life-saving efforts by medical staff” he died.

The death is currently being investigated by the NCWIU, a task force made up of officers from the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department, the East Wenatchee Police and the Wenatchee Police Department.

According to Quincy Police Chief Kieth Siebert, in-custody deaths are normally handed over to a Grant County investigative unit, but because “all of the large agencies in Grant County” were involved in the incident, the Douglas County Sheriff was asked to be “the lead agency” in the investigation.

— Staff report

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