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Southaven Police: Man who died in custody may have been on LSD

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. -- An investigation is underway to get more details into how a man died in the 3400 block of Goodman Road.

Troy Goode is dead, and his family is trying to get to the bottom of what happened.

Tim Edwards, with Ballin, Ballin & Fishman P.C, is the family's attorney.

Edwards said Goode and his wife were leaving the Widespread Panic concert at Snowden Grove Amphitheater as it began.

"He was under the influence and so the wife began to drive them home," Edwards told WREG.

At some point on Goodman Road Edwards said Goode got out of the car and began running around.

Southaven Police said they were called to a shopping complex on Goodman around 7:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Police say they "attempted to detain the subject who began to resist and run from them again. He was eventually restrained by Officers and transferred to an awaiting ambulance to be transported to the hospital."

"They showed up in force and subdued him," Edwards said. "They hogtied and put his face down on the stretcher."

Edwards claimed a witness heard Goode scream that he could not breathe.

"The police took him off and next thing that we know he was a Baptist Hospital," Edwards said.

Police say they were told Goode may have taken LSD in the parking lot before the concert began.

Goode's mother got the call that he died around 11:00 p.m. Saturday night.

"The family as you might expect is grieving, and they are not irrational at all, but they want answers. They want to know why Troy died," Edwards explained.

WREG started questioning Southaven Police about the events that took place before Goode's death, but a department spokesperson said they were not commenting or releasing any more information Sunday evening.

Goode's body is being taken to Jackson, Mississippi for an autopsy.

"I'm not in the position right now pointing fingers because I don't know the cause of death," Edwards said.

Edwards believes there was someone shooting video of the incident that night and urges that person to come forward to help the family piece together what happened.

Police are awaiting toxicology test results.