October 15, 2010

SUSPICIOUS: Montgomery County police kill man; claim struggle

Montgomery County police say a Silver Spring man has died days after he was stunned and pepper-sprayed in an altercation with officers. Police say 65-year-old Karreem Abdul Ali died early Thursday. Four days earlier, an officer responding to a report of a suspicious situation in White Oak on Sunday night encountered Ali in a stairwell of an apartment building. Police say a struggle began after Ali did not respond to her questions and resisted efforts to escort him down the stairs.

A second officer arrived and police used a stun gun and pepper spray to subdue Ali. Ali was examined by medics, but police say he later stopped breathing and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital. Medical examiners will perform an autopsy. Police say the two officers are on administrative leave. SOURCE: FOX

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