US Police officer kills Nigerian man

A 36-year-old Nigerian man identified as Chinedu Valentine Okobi, has been confirmed dead, following his struggle with police, on Wednesday.

According to reports, the confrontation occurred on the 1300 block of El Camino Real in Millbrae about 1 p.m. on  Wednesday. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said Okobi was running in and out of traffic and “immediately assaulted” a deputy who tried to make contact with him.

Okobi was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead,the deputy who was  Okobi allegedly attacked, has also been hospitalized after he sustained injuries.

The investigation, to identify the cause of Okobi’s death, is expected to take no more than 10 weeks. However, in a post on Facebook, his elder sister, Ebele Okobi, confirmed that her brother was struggling with mental issues.

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