Authorities have identified a man who died while being arrested by Rochester police outside a grocery store.
The Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office said Albert T. Dashow, 39, of Rochester, struggled while trying to flee police Wednesday night and died.
The medical examiner did not say what caused his death.
The altercation occurred about 9 p.m. outside the Cub Foods store in the 1000 block of 15th Avenue SE. after Dashow was pulled over in his pickup truck during a traffic stop for numerous violations, police said.
Dashow tried to drive away, but the officer was able to get the vehicle to stop, police said.
Once the vehicle was stopped, a physical struggle ensued, Police Chief Jim Franklin said. Officers immediately began lifesaving efforts and called for an ambulance, the chief continued.
Police have not offered specifics on what led to the traffic stop or what means the officers used in apprehending Dashow.
A police statement said no officers fired their weapons during the encounter. All of the officers had on body-worn cameras, and the video has been turned over to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is investigating the incident.
In the meantime, the responding officers were placed on standard administrative leave.