Gainesville police say a man who tried an overdose on opus caffeine in Gainee, Florida last month was killed by police.
The Gainesville Police Department said officers were dispatched around 1:30 a.m.
Tuesday to a house on the 1700 block of Halsey Street in Gainesee after a man was found unresponsive and breathing heavily.
Gainesville police Lt.
Chris O’Brien said the man was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:48 a.n.m., just before 7:00 a.p.m..
O’Brien told the Gainesville Sun the man died of a single drug overdose.
O’Briens account was not immediately confirmed by the Gainesesville Police.
Gentle Giant coffee chain posted on Twitter that it had no comment.
Oddly enough, the man’s identity is not known.
The company said it was in the process of releasing a statement.
“The tragic news is that our employee was tragically killed by a police officer,” the statement said.
“The company has been in the dark about this and cannot speak further at this time.”
Oddsweet coffee chain is the only brand of coffee maker in Gainess.
It does not have a Twitter account and no news about the incident was made available on its website.
The coffee chain, which has stores in more than 70 countries, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The incident comes just months after police in Gainesse killed a man they say was wielding a knife at the home of a customer who had been drinking coffee.
Police were called to the home on April 4 after a woman reported the man had threatened her and her husband with a knife.
The woman and her son left the house and called 911.
Police said the woman told them that the man pulled a knife from his pants pocket and threatened her husband.
The man’s name has not been released.