UPDATE: Name of Man Killed in Norfolk Police Custody Relased

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NORFOLK, NE (ABC9)- The Madison County Attorney's Office has released the name of a man killed while in police custody early Wednesday morning. According to a press release, 42-year-old Andre Larone Murphy of Seward Nebraska died after an altercation with police in which a taser may have been used.

The death is currently under investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday. We'll bring you the latest on this story as soon as more information becomes available. 

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NORFOLK, NE (ABC9)- The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating the death of an individual who was killed following a struggle with a Norfolk Police Officer at a local motel.

Madison County Attorney Joseph Smith said the officer was responding to several 911 calls to the Super 8 Motel in Norfolk around 6:50 a.m. Wednesday morning.

A struggle between the officer and the subject ensued.
 
"There were no weapons involved, such as firearms, knives, anything. The police officer's preliminary analysis is that he did deploy or attempt to deploy a taser. It's not clear how effective that was," Smith said during a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

The subject was taken into custody and taken to Faith Regional Health Services Emergency Room. The subject died at 8:03 a.m.

The officer involved was also injured and treated at the hospital for minor injuries.

Laws require the death be investigated as a homicide. Nebraska State Patrol is leading the investigation and Smith added a grand jury will also be assembled to review the case.

"A tremendous amount of work has been done. At this time a great number of people have been interviewed, evidence has been seized, and video has been seized. A number of videos," Smith said.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. Smith expects to have the grand jury date within a few days.

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