Georgia man dies after struggle with police

Hector Arreola (Credit: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)

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Hector Arreola (Credit: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)

Authorities are trying to figure out how a disorderly conduct call resulted in a police struggle and left a Georgia man dead.

Hector Arreola, 30, was taken to Midtown Medical Center with contusions, bruising to his upper torso and arm, and other injuries early Monday after an encounter with two Columbus police officers in the 700 block of Moss Drive, according to the Ledger-Enquirer.

He was pronounced dead at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Charles Newton told the newspaper.

The details of what led to the disorderly conduct call are unclear. All anyone knows is that Columbus police Officers Brian Dudley and Mike Aguilar tried to take Arreola into custody about 5:10 a.m. Monday, and he resisted, the Ledger-Enquirer reported.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident, agency spokesman Bahan Rich told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday at the crime lab in Decatur, he said.

Dudley and Aguilar are on administrative duty, according to the newspaper.

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