Man Dies After Getting Pepper Sprayed By Police

A man died after getting pepper-sprayed by police in Alabama. Check out the video about the arrest and read more on the story after the jump!

Investigators are trying to figure out why a man died after he was arrested and pepper-sprayed. Police said that a Tuscaloosa resident called police Friday night after seeing Anthony Dewayne Ware, 35, sitting on the front porch of a home with a gun. Tuscaloosa police Assistant Chief Ronnie Dunn said, “Mr. Ware had an active warrant that had been verified for attempting to elude police.” When officers arrived on the scene Ware fled. Dunn continued by saying, “Officers chased him into the woods, and when the officers caught up to him, he resisted arrest.” Dunn said that Police pepper-sprayed Ware, who continued struggling but was eventually handcuffed, but while officers were walking out of the woods with him, Ware collapsed.

Officers performed CPR and called for medical help but after arriving at a local hospital Ware was pronounced dead. Investigators have launched an investigation into the death from inside and outside the Tuscaloosa Police Department. Dunn goes on to say that the incident was captured on video, which will be released to the public “as soon as the Tuscaloosa County homicide investigators say it can be released without hindering the ongoing investigation.” The six officers that were involved in the arrest have not been put on leave.

Watch the video about Anthony Dewayne Ware’s arrest below!

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