EPD says there was no officer wrong doing in man’s death

EPD says there was no officer wrong doing in man’s death

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A news conference was held Monday afternoon concerning a man who died during an altercation with police.

Watch the full press conference here. WARNING: There is some strong language.

Full Press Conference: EPD holds news conference on man’s death

Officials say 55-year-old Edward Snukis, of Pennsylvania, died during the incident. Officers don’t know why he was in the Evansville area.

They say Officers Matthew Taylor and Trevor Koontz were called to the area of Congress and Indiana Streets shortly before 8 p.m. Friday because a man wouldn’t leave the area of a business.

New on Monday, we have the full 911 call here:

911 made before incident with EPD and man's death

Police say Snukis was not cooperative and punched an officer in the face.

They say a stun gun was used, but it had little effect.

Officers say he ran down Congress Avenue before he was caught and placed into handcuffs.

During the incident, police say an officer used a closed fist to hit Snukis because he was grabbing his leg.

They say Snukis became unresponsive, and CPR was started until medics arrived.

Team coverage after Monday's EPD press conference

Also new this Monday, for the first time, we are seeing a witness’ video of the scene.

It was taken after Snukis became unresponsive, but before medics arrived.

Witness shares first scene video from incident involving EPD and man's death

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