A retired Memphis homicide detective was found dead after collapsing outside of his home last weekend, Deborah Hastings reports for Inside Edition. Former Sgt. Mark LeSure was found and pronounced dead outside his Tennessee home on Sunday. His cause of death has not yet been disclosed.
A 27-year-old woman was arrested after the incident and charged with two counts of theft of property, one count of identity theft and one count of aggravated burglary, Lucas Finton reports for the Memphis Commerical Appeal. According to court documents, the woman, Shuntae Daniels, confessed to police that she had argued with LeSure and, following his collapse, had stolen his wallet and transferred herself $1,500 from his bank account using a cell phone she took from his house.
LeSure gained national attention earlier this year when he condemned his department’s handling of the case of Tyre Nichols, who died after being beaten by Memphis Police Department officers during a traffic stop in January. Speaking to news outlets in the aftermath, LeSure partly blamed staffing cuts at MPD that removed officers with seniority capable of providing essential training and emphasized the danger of sending out inexperienced officers in units like the now-disbanded SCORPION task force. Five officers were fired and indicted on murder charges and legal cases connected to Nichols’ death are ongoing.