Riverside Regional Medical Center

Va. man who was declared dead is not Shooting victim scheduled as organ donor but breathes

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- A man who had been pronounced dead and whose body was placed on support systems to maintain vital organs for transplant was found to be alive Friday night when doctors prepared to remove those organs.

Henry Edgar Kaiser, 35, had been found shot about 8: 20 p.m. Wednesday at his home.

He was taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center, where he underwent emergency surgery that night.

He had remained in extremely critical condition since.

About 10 a.m. Friday, however, he appeared to have succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

At that point, said police spokesman Pete Edgette, a murder investigation was begun.

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