Editor’s note: The NYPD said Friday morning that the death had been deemed a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. A spokesperson for the OCME later clarified that a final determination is yet to be made. The story below has been updated to reflect the new information.
EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (PIX11) — A man was found dead inside an East Flatbush psychiatric facility, police announced Friday.
Officers responding to a 911 call around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday found Shakim Devega, 28, unresponsive inside the Kingsboro Psychiatric Center on Clarkson Avenue near Albany Avenue, authorities said. First responders rushed Devega, a patient at the facility, to a nearby hospital but he could not be saved.
Police said that an investigation revealed trauma to Devega’s neck and the surrounding area. A spokesperson for the Office of Chief Medical Examiner said Friday morning that a final determination had not been made as to how Devega died.