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Eric Garner’s Daughter, Erica Garner, in Critical Condition After Suffering a Heart Attack

Eric Garner’s daughter, Erica Garner, is in critical condition after she suffered a heart attack on Saturday. A tweet sent from her official Twitter account states that “she is in a coma.”

The New York Daily News reports, Erica Garner, 27, was in the intensive care unit at a Brooklyn hospital. Her mother, Esaw Snipes-Garner, told the newspaper that “her daughter’s cardiac arrest was brought on by an asthma attack Saturday night.”

“Erica, already the mom of an 8-year-old daughter, gave birth to a boy in August,” Snipes-Garner told the Daily News. “After that pregnancy, Erica suffered a first cardiac arrest a few months ago.”

Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo on a Brooklyn street because he was selling loose cigarettes. No charges were brought against the officer, but the city settled the wrongful death lawsuit for over $5 million.