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Humboldt police investigated in suspect's death

Police say Epperson became suddenly unresponsive when the officers tried to get him under control. (Photo: MGN Online) Police say Epperson became suddenly unresponsive when the officers tried to get him under control. (Photo: MGN Online)
HUMBOLDT, Tenn. (AP) -

State officials are investigating the sudden death of a Humboldt man police officers were struggling to apprehend.

The Jackson Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1hg1z7L) a news release from the Humboldt Police Department says two officers saw 45-year-old Eddie Ray Epperson running in the streets on Thursday night.

According to police, Epperson was almost struck by a car and appeared to be intoxicated. Police say Epperson became aggressive when the officers caught up with him, shoving one of them. Police say Epperson became suddenly unresponsive when the officers tried to get him under control.

Epperson was taken by ambulance to Humboldt General Hospital where he died at 1 p.m. Friday.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is involved at the request of District Attorney Garry Brown. The officers' names were not released.

 

Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com

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