Aman died Thursday while in police custody in York City. It happened at around 3:30pm near the intersection of West Market and Belvedere Streets. State Police say that a York City Police Officer saw a Nissan Maxima, driven by a 42 year-old from Dover, making an illegal turn at Belvedere Street onto West Market Street. When the officer directed the driver to pull over, a 30 year-old man believed to be from York, jumped out of the car and ran away. The driver who remained in the car was detained by police.
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A second York City Police Officer arrived on the scene as back up and ran after the fleeing man. The officer fired his taser at the suspect but it appeared to be ineffective. Other pursuing officers caught up with the suspect in alley but he continued to resist arrest. An officer eventually used a technique called "drive stun" to subdue the suspect. He was then taken into custody. At some point the man became unresponsive.
In a release, Chief Wes Kahley said that the man was immediately given medical care and taken to York Hospital where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the exact cause of death. The deceased man has since been identified as Howard Cook. Police say there were outstanding warrants for his arrest.
Chief Kahley says the Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the incident, and the Deaprtment is conducting their own internal investigation as well. Speaking to FOX43 this morning, Chief Kahley cautioned people not to jump to conclusions.