In the week since his arrest Gray suffers from total cardiopulmonary arrest at least once but is resuscitated without ever regaining consciousness. He lapsed into a coma with three fractured vertebrae, injuries to his “voice box”, and his spine “80% severed” at his neck. An autopsy confirms that Gray died from a severe injury to his spinal cord. Gray family attorney:
He lapsed into a coma, died, was resuscitated, stayed in a coma and on Monday underwent extensive surgery at Shock Trauma to save his life. He clung to life for seven days.