Police: Man dead after struggle had been shot earlier in day

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Posted: Mar 30, 2017 5:43 PM

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A man who died after shots were fired in a struggle with Delaware police had been shot earlier in the day by a Philadelphia officer, authorities said Thursday.

New Castle County Police in Delaware said in a statement that officers were responding to a request for a welfare check at an apartment complex Wednesday night when they approached the 28-year-old man in the parking lot.

The man got into a car and tried to flee, and an officer trying to arrest him fired shots as they struggled, police said. It was not known whether the man was hit by the gunfire.

Police found the car and the man in a park. The man was taken to a hospital, where police said he later died.

Philadelphia police said an officer there shot the man earlier Wednesday when he hit the officer with a car and fled.

Police in both states said they are investigating the shootings. They have not released the names or races of the officers or the man who was fatally shot.