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Black man dies in police custody after pepper spray deployed

Four white North Carolina officers have been put on administrative duty after a black man died in a local police department. Prior to being handcuffed, the man was subdued with pepper spray.

Winston-Salem Police Department officers responded to a discharging firearm call at the Family Dollar store on Old Rural Hall Road around 7:30pmWednesday evening, when the incident began, according to law enforcement.

A brief struggle occurred as police attempted to detain 31-year-old Travis Nevelle Page, triggering one of the officers to use department-issued pepper spray.