Investigators are trying to determine what caused the death of an Alabama man who was pepper-sprayed by officers.
Police were called after 35 year old Anthony Dewayne Ware of Tuscaloosa was spotted Saturday holding a gun on the front porch of a home.
“Mr. Ware had an active warrant that had been verified for attempting to elude police,” Tuscaloosa police Assistant Chief Ronnie Dunn said, according to CNN.
Ware ran once police approached him.
“Officers chased him into the woods, and when the officers caught up to him, he resisted arrest,” Dunn said.
Ware was pepper sprayed, which led to breathing problems. Ware eventually collapsed while walking in the woods and officers were unsuccessful after attempting to revive him using CPR.
“Video is being reviewed and will be released to the public as soon as investigators say it can be released without hindering the ongoing investigation,” Assistant Chief Ronnie Dunn told The Tuscaloosa News, the Associated Press reports.