2018-04-15 / Police Beat

Lapeer man, 28, dies in parking lot

BY JEFF HOGAN
810-452-2640 • jhogan@mihomepaper.com

LAPEER — Family, friends and co-workers this weekend mourn the death of Brian Andrew Garman, 28, who died Tuesday night of apparent breathing complications outside his Pines of Lapeer apartment.

According to an online post by family, Garman collapsed in the parking lot when heading to get an inhaler. He battled asthma his whole life and was fighting bronchitis.

At approximately 10:54 p.m., officers from the Lapeer Police Dept. responded to a report of an unresponsive man in the Pines of Lapeer parking lot off Oregon Road. When officers arrived on scene they found family members performing CPR on Garman.

The initial investigation, said Det./Sgt. Craig Gormley of the Lapeer Police Dept., discovered Garman had been experiencing difficulty breathing and was in the process of being transported to the hospital by family when he became unresponsive. Family moved Garman from the vehicle to the ground to administer CPR. Lapeer County EMS also responded and attempted rescue efforts.

Unfortunately, Garman was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy was performed to determine cause of death, and remains under investigation by the Lapeer County Medical Examiner’s Office. Gormley said there is no evidence of foul play.

Garman was employed as a cook at Apple Tree and Hungry Dan’s restaurants in Lapeer, and had worked at Detroit Burger Bar and Farm House.

The 2008 Lapeer graduate was a huge sports fan who enjoyed watching Detroit teams on TV as well as the Denver Broncos.

Garman is survived by his wife Tiffany and their daughter, Mariah, and family (see obituary on page 15A). Funeral services were held Saturday at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer.

A GoFundMe account has been established to pay for funeral expenses and to care for Garman’s daughter. Go to www.gofundme.com/briangarman.

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