Suspected drug dealer dies after being shot with stun gun

By: The Associated Press
March 18, 2017 Updated: March 18, 2017 at 9:27 am
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A suspected drug dealer died after he was shot with a stun gun during a confrontation with police that began at this convenience store in Thornton.

DENVER — Authorities say a suspected drug dealer died after he was shot with a stun gun during a confrontation with police in Thornton.

The Denver Post reports officers responded to a possible drug deal in the parking lot of a convenience store Thursday, and one of the suspects began fighting with police.

Police spokesman Matt Barnes says a Federal Heights officer fired a stun gun at the suspect, who immediately "experienced a medical episode." He died at a nearby hospital, and three of the officers were treated for injuries and released.

Officers recovered a large amount of money and what are believed to be narcotics from the suspect's pickup.

His name and age have not been released.

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