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Man who died during Colorado Springs arrest is identified

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Posted at 10:01 AM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 12:04:24-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man who died during an arrest by Colorado Springs police over the weekend has been identified, authorities said Thursday.

Officers responded about 9:55 a.m. Sunday to a weapons display call for service in the 2700 block of Ashgrove Street, where a caller reported a disturbance between neighbors and the suspect, Chad Burnett, 49.

Officers contacted Burnett and tried to arrest him, but he resisted and a physical altercation ensued, according to a news release from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

An officer used a Taser during the incident, but Burnett was still struggling with the officers, authorities said. When officers gained control of him, he "became limp," the sheriff's office said. Officers performed CPR on Burnett but he was unresponsive and died at the scene.

Five officers were involved in the incident and were placed on administrative leave. Burnett's cause of death hasn't been determined yet. The sheriff's office is investigating the incident.