Death investigation underway following response from Auburn police involving Narcan, stun gun

Published: Nov. 28, 2022 at 9:49 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2022 at 7:12 PM EST
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EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this story indicated the the 32-year-old man died from being stunned by an officer’s weapon. A stun gun was used in the response, but the exact cause of the man’s death has not yet been determined at this time. WTVM will continue to update this story.

AUBURN, Ala. (WTVM) - A death investigation is underway after a man died following an incident with Auburn police.

On November 27, at approximately 2:48 p.m., Auburn police received a complaint of a person showing erratic behavior in the 700 block of Martin Luther King Drive.

Officers responded to the area and contacted the 32-year-old male, from Auburn, near the 600 block of Spencer Avenue.

During the initial contact, the individual became combative with officers and a stun gun was deployed. He was detained and EMS responded to conduct an assessment.

Officials say during the investigation, the individual lost consciousness, and first responders immediately performed life-saving measures, including the administration of Narcan.

The individual was transported to the East Alabama Medical Center Emergency Room by EMS. He was pronounced dead in the emergency room.

In accordance to the Auburn Police Department’s protocol, this incident is being investigated by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA). Any inquiries should be directed to ALEA or the Lee County District Attorney’s Office.