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Police: Man dies after mall security confrontation

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Police say a man died following a confrontation at a suburban Detroit shopping mall during which he was pepper-sprayed and restrained by security guards.

Southfield police say they responded Tuesday evening to Northland Center and found that 25-year-old McKenzie Cochran had a pulse but wasn't breathing. Lt. Nick Loussia says he was pronounced dead Tuesday night at a hospital, about an hour after the confrontation began.

Loussia says an autopsy was conducted Wednesday and cause of death is pending. No charges have been filed.

Attorney Gerald Thurswell, who is representing Cochran's family, tells The Detroit News that cellphone video shows Cochran being restrained.

Police are seeking witnesses and video.

Brent Reetz, general manager of Northland Center, tells the Detroit Free Press guards weren't aware that the man had stopped breathing.

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