Florida man arrested for domestic battery jumps into bay with handcuffs on, dies

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TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. (WFLA) — A 33-year-old man being arrested for domestic battery died after he broke free from officers and jumped into the Boca Ciega Bay Sunday night.

The Treasure Island Police Department responded to a residence on 104th Avenue around 7:40 Sunday night in response to a domestic disturbance. When they arrived, they investigated the complaint and arrested Donnie Brownlow Jr. for domestic battery.

Brownlow was transported to the police department at 180 108th Avenue to await a jail transport van.

Detectives said while being escorted to the van in handcuffs, Brownlow broke free from the officer and ran toward Boca Ciega Bay and jumped into the water.

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