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Roseville police counter rumors over man's death at Kroger

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Roseville — A man who died earlier this month outside a Kroger store in Roseville had a medical issue, police said, countering social media reports that he had been beaten.

Roseville Police Chief Ryan Monroe issued a statement Monday to address alleged social media misinformation about what had happened to the man.

At about 10:15 a.m. July 17,  Roseville Fire Department responded to a 911 call. A man had a seizure at the Kroger on 13 Mile and Little Mack.

Medics transported the man, a 47-year-old Detroiter, to a hospital, where he died.

A review of the video footage did not find that anyone harmed or assaulted the man in anyway, police said. The statement noted the man "exhibited behavior consistent with someone having a seizure."