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.
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:
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.
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.