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Man dies after confrontation with Florida officers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida authorities say that a black man is dead after a confrontation with police outside a gas station.

According to a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office of the notification, the 41-year-old Mark Dushane White of Jacksonville died after being transferred to a hospital early Saturday.

Sheriff’s Office Director Ron Lendvay told The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/2igCDAJ ) that the authorities were called to the gas station about a man bleeding from “obvious injuries” and knocking over displays.

Lendvay said White resistance is beaten, then “a physical confrontation ensued” for officers to put a brake on his legs.

White’s death is being investigated. Lendvay said no weapons or stun guns were used to subdue White. He said that the drugs were found in White in the hospital.

Lendvay said six officers were involved in the incident. The varieties were not released.

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