Man shooting rifle in neighborhood dies in Santa Rosa police custody

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Lights and sirens are seen atop a patrol vehicle in this file photo. (Credit: Getty Images)

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KRON) – Santa Rosa police disclosed that a man died in custody after they say he fired gun shots in the early hours of the morning.

Police first got a call of a man shooting a gun in the street at around 1:19 a.m. and responded to the area.

Officers found the man shirtless and sweating in the cold night, holding a landscaping rock.

After the suspect refused to comply with officer’s orders they tazed him and placed him in handcuffs.

While in custody, the man had a medical emergency, with officers rendering aid and called paramedics.

The man was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

 Officers found a rifle and evidence of gunshots near the area of the incident. Controlled substances were also found.

 No neighborhood residents were injured during the period when the subject was shooting.

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