(L.A.) Antonio Lucas, 36, Died in a Homeless Shelter

Case Number: 2023-13219

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 36-year-old Black male that occurred in a homeless shelter.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Antonio Lucas.

Manner of Death: Natural

Cause of Death: Atherosclerotic and Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease

Other Significant Conditions: Morbid Obesity; Medical History of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic Osteomyelitis, Gastritis, and Diabetic Neuropathic Arthropathy

RIP ANTONIO LUCAS (July 6, 1987 – September 30, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Saturday at 5:34 p.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on April 19.

The government investigator had originally misspelled the decedent’s surname as Lucus on October 1. It was corrected to Lucas on November 17.

An arthropathy is any disease affecting a joint.