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Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:40 pm

Coroner: Man shot by police died of natural causes

The Journal Gazette

A man who died after being shot by police in October suffered from hypertensive heart disease and his death was ruled natural, the Allen County Coroner's Office said today.

Jeffery D. Jones Sr. had a medical emergency at the Allen County Jail Nov. 14 and was taken to a local hospital, the coroner said.

When the coroner's office was notified of Jones' death, an autopsy was performed to determine how he died.

The cause of Jones' death was determined to be anoxic encephalopathy and hepatic necrosis due to cardiac arrest that was caused by hypertensive heart disease.

Jones was shot during a scuffle with Officer Sage Knopp of the Fort Wayne Police Department after she had responded to an incident between Jones and his wife in their home on Oct. 27.

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