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17-year-old boy dies after arrest by Seattle police

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SEATTLE (AP) _ King County Executive Ron Sims' office announced today that a 17-year-old boy who was arrested on an outstanding juvenile felony warrant for a narcotics offense by Seattle police last week had died at the Harborview Medical Center.  It says Seattle police will investigate the death of James Whiteshield.

The Seattle Police Department issued a statement that said an officer arrested Whiteshield on Thursday at 10:38 p.m. in downtown Seattle after observing him drinking in public on the corner of 2nd and Bell.

Whiteshield produced paperwork showing that the warrant had been quashed earlier on Thursday. He was taken to the West Precinct at 810 Virginia Street, held briefly while his paperwork was completed and then taken to the Youth Service Center, where he was booked. Sims' office says Whiteshield was rushed to Harborview. Police say he died at the hospital.

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