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Statement from Freddie Gray's family attorney

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Attorney for Freddie Gray's family says Gray died in police custody, was resuscitated & clung to life.

Statement from attorney William "Billy" Murphy, Jr.:

"On last Sunday morning at about 8am, the police chased Freddie Gray, a 25 year old healthy man, without any evidence he had committed a crime. His take-down and arrest without probable cause occurred under a police video camera, which taped everything including the police dragging and throwing Freddy into a police vehicle while he screamed in pain. While in police custody, his spine was 80 percent severed at his neck. He lapsed into a coma, died, was resuscitated, stayed in a coma and on Monday, underwent extensive surgery at Shock Trauma to save his life. He clung to life for seven days and died today at approximately 7am.  We believe the police are keeping the circumstances of Freddie’s death secret until they develop a version of events that will absolve them of all responsibility. However, his family and the citizens of Baltimore deserve to know the real truth; and we will not stop until we get justice for Freddie."

Read more on Gray's death here.

This story originally stated an incorrect age for Gray, which was provided by the family. The Baltimore Sun regrets the error.

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