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SBI, police investigate death of suspect in Durham

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – The State Bureau of Investigation is joining law enforcement officials in Durham following the death of a teenager inside of a patrol car.

A statement from the Durham Police Department said an officer was taking 17-year-old Jesus Huerta to headquarters Tuesday morning to pick up a warrant charging him with second-degree trespassing.

Police said Huerta was in the back seat of the patrol car when there was a loud noise as the patrol car reached headquarters. The officer jumped from the car, which rolled into a van.

Officer Samuel Duncan has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the investigation. Duncan joined the force in July 2012.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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