Man dies following scuffle with Culpeper officers

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) – State police are investigating the death of man following a scuffle with several Culpeper police officers.

Culpeper police tell media outlets that an officer saw 30-year-old Dominick R. Wise in the middle of a street walking in circles. Police say Wise fled when the officer tried to get him out of the street.

Other officers responded and tried to arrest Wise near an apartment complex. Police say the officers used stun guns after Wise swung and kicked at them. One officer was injured.

More officers arrived and Wise was arrested.

Police say Wise then became unresponsive and was taken to a hospital. He died hours later.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says Culpeper Police Chief Chris Jenkins asked the agency to investigate. The Culpeper department also is investigating.

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