Man dies several days after being shot by police

Published: Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 6:15 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 6:15 p.m.

FORT PIERCE — Authorities say a convicted felon who was shot by police last week during a drug deal in central Florida has died.

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office reports that 47-year-old John Donald Augstgen Jr. died at a hospital Wednesday.

Authorities say a Fort Pierce police officer and a St. Lucie County deputy, who were both working undercover, interrupted a drug deal on Dec. 19. While trying to get away, authorities say Augstgen tried to hit the officers with a pickup truck, prompting he officers to open fire.

Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers ( reports that Augstgen had a criminal record dating to 1984 that included drug charges, high-speed fleeing and eluding, assault on a law enforcement officer and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


Information from: The Stuart (Fla.) News,

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