St. Louis police investigating suspect's death

St. Louis police investigating suspect's death

St. Louis police investigating suspect's death

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Posted on December 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 24 at 6:43 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Police in St. Louis are investigating the death of a man in police custody.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police said that about midnight Saturday saw officers saw a man in a vehicle who they believed fit the description of a recent robbery suspect.

When the officers approached, the man fled. Police chased him on foot and tried to subdue him. Police say officers Tasered the suspect when he fought back and that he was carrying what appeared to be a narcotic.

Shortly after he was taken into custody, the suspect became unresponsive and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The cause of death has not been determined. The man's identity hasn't been released.

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