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Shoplifting suspect dies after possible use of excessive force

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Walmart shoplifting suspect George Golden, who suffered possible police excessive force after an officer shot him during a scuffle March 27, has died.

Mr. Golden died Friday. He was 42. The shooting happened on March 27 at the Walmart on Austin Peay in Raleigh.

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Memphis police say the cause of death is under investigation. Video of Mr. Golden being kicked by a police officer after the shooting was captured by a bystander. They confirmed Mr. Golden is the suspect in the video.

Police also say Officer Leon Dickson shot Mr. Golden.

Kimberly Houston is the off-duty officer who may have used excessive force. She was working security at Walmart when Mr. Golden shoplifted.

An affidavit says Officer Houston tried to detain Mr. Golden and then he punched her in the face.

Police say he resisted arrest multiple times and fought with all three officers in the parking lot of the Walmart. Then, they say, Mr. Golden reached inside his waistband as if he was concealing a weapon, made a sudden move towards the officers, and Officer Dickson shot him.

No weapon was found on Mr. Golden. Officer Houston is currently assigned to Old Allen Station. Officer Dickson has been relieved of duty with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

The public is invited to attend the funeral service for Mr. Golden. His funeral is Saturday, April 13 at noon at Watkins's Chapel CME Church, 2958 Calvert Ave., in Memphis.

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