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2 officers placed on administrative duty after in-custody death

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San Antonio, Texas - Two Texas police officers have been put on administrative duty following the in-custody death of a theft suspect.

San Antonio police chased down 25-year-old Jose Franco on Tuesday afternoon under suspicion of fraud or theft at a store.

Investigators say one officer used a stun gun and pepper spray on the suspect and also hit Franco with a baton. Another officer arrived to help, and Franco was transported to a hospital for treatment of an elevated heart rate.

Medical personnel performed CPR on Franco, who died about two hours after the incident.

San Antonio police are investigating the confrontation.

Source: Associated Press