AMARILLO, Texas—Police are investigating the death of a man who had been suspected of shoplifting at a Texas Panhandle mall.

The Amarillo Globe-News reports ( that 20-year-old Dalton Dakota Knott had been arrested for shoplifting by loss prevention personnel at a JCPenney store in Amarillo on Monday.

When officers with the Amarillo Police Department arrived to take Knott to jail, they found he was exhibiting signs of a possible drug overdose.

Police say Knott was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

A cause of death is not yet known as an autopsy of Knott is pending.


Information from: Amarillo Globe-News,