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Man Dies Several Days After Being Shot By Police

By: AP
By: AP

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a convicted felon who was shot by police last week during a drug deal in central Florida has died.

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office reports that 47-year-old John Donald Augstgen Jr. died at a hospital Wednesday.

Authorities say a Fort Pierce police officer and a St. Lucie County deputy, who were both working undercover, interrupted a drug deal on Dec. 19. While trying to get away, authorities say Augstgen tried to hit the officers with a pickup truck, prompting he officers to open fire.

Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers reports that Augstgen had a criminal record dating to 1984 that included drug charges, high-speed fleeing and eluding, assault on a law enforcement officer and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


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