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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Man dies during arrest in Minneapolis

December 9, 2008
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Quincy Smith, 24

The suspect in a domestic assault died early this morning after he fought with Minneapolis police officers and was shot with a Taser police say.

Officers were called to a home in the 1000 block of Knox Avenue N. at around 12:45 a.m. to investigate a report of a domestic assault by a man armed with a rifle, according to Sgt. William Palmer.

Officers found the man on the street and tried to arrest him. He resisted and officers shot him with a Taser, Palmer said.

After the man was subdued, he appeared to be having medical problems, and officers called for an ambulance. The suspect was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center where he died, Palmer said.

The man's name and cause of death will be released later by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office.

The five officers involved in the arrest were put on a standard administrative leave, as Homicide and Internal Affairs officers investigate.

The investigations are continuing.

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