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Man dies after being arrested in Dunklin County

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KENNETT, Mo. (AP) _ Authorities say a man has died after being arrested by police in Dunklin County.

The Southeast Missourian reports the man died early Sunday morning in Kennett. According to a news release from the Kennett Police Department, a man fled his vehicle after being pulled over by officers. He was found hiding behind a home shortly afterward and arrested.

Authorities say that when the man arrived at the police department, he began complaining of shortness of breath. He was transported to a hospital, where police say he became unresponsive and died.

The police department has asked the Missouri State Highway Patrol to conduct an investigation.
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Information from: Southeast Missourian