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Gwinnett Police: Man dies in custody after fleeing traffic stop, crashing

He was taken to the hospital where he died.

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Gwinnett County Police are investigating an "in-custody death" that occurred Thursday near Stone Mountain, they said.

Police say they were attempting to pull over a car for a traffic violation at around 10:45 a.m. when the driver fled and crashed into a vehicle parked on the shoulder. 

"The GCPD officer did not engage in a pursuit of the violator and changed his course of direction," a statement from police said.

They claimed the driver became non-compliant as officers were trying to render aid. He was taken to a hospital and died shortly thereafter.

Police said they are looking to determine what caused his death. However, officers did not use any type of firearm or weapon. 

The incident happened on Stone Mountain Highway near West Park Place Boulevard in unincorporated Stone Mountain. 

The name of the deceased is being withheld until his next-of-kin can be notified. An autopsy will help determine the cause of death, they said.


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