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Latest: Texas deputy put on leave after fatal confrontation

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the death of a man after a confrontation with an off-duty Texas sheriff’s deputy and her husband (all times local):

7:50 p.m.

A Texas sheriff’s deputy has been placed on administrative leave after a man died in a confrontation with her and her husband last month outside of a restaurant.

In a statement Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said Harris County deputy Shauna Thompson has been removed from patrol. That was after the Harris County medical examiner ruled the death of 24-year-old John Hernandez a homicide.

The autopsy results showed Hernandez died of a lack of oxygen to the brain caused by strangulation and chest compression.

The sheriff’s office also said that it had presented the findings of its investigation to the Harris County district attorney’s office.

The incident occurred May 28 outside a Houston-area restaurant. Hernandez died three days later.

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3:40 p.m.

The death of a man who was restrained by a Harris County sheriff’s deputy and her husband during a late-night altercation outside a restaurant has been ruled a homicide.

The Harris County medical examiner ruled Tuesday that 24-year-old John Hernandez died of asphyxiation caused by strangulation and chest compression.

Randall Kallinen, an attorney for the Hernandez family, says bystander video of the May 28 confrontation proves there’s enough evidence to charge the husband of deputy Shauna Thompson.

Investigators say Thompson’s husband was offended when he allegedly saw an intoxicated Hernandez urinate outside the Houston-area restaurant. The ensuing altercation ended with the man lying on Hernandez’s back and using a chokehold.

Hernandez died three days later.

An attorney for the Thompson family says Hernandez was the aggressor.

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1:40 p.m.

Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was restrained by a Harris County sheriff’s deputy and her husband during a late-night altercation outside a restaurant.

A lawyer for the family of 24-year-old John Hernandez says bystander video of the confrontation May 28 proves there’s enough evidence to charge the husband of deputy Shauna Thompson.

Attorney Randall Kallinen told the Houston Chronicle that a doctor who treated Hernandez concluded he died from strangulation.

Investigators say Thompson’s husband was offended when he allegedly saw an intoxicated Hernandez urinate outside the Houston-area restaurant.

The ensuing altercation ended with the man lying on Hernandez’s back and using a chokehold. Thompson, who was off-duty, at one point places her knee on Hernandez’s shoulder.

Hernandez died three days later.

An attorney for the Thompson family says Hernandez was the aggressor.

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