- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

MIAMI (AP) - Police say a 21-year-old graffiti tagger has died days after being struck by an unmarked Miami police car during a chase.

Delbert Rodriguez Gutierrez died Tuesday.

Officers in a street gang unit spotted Gutierrez early Friday morning spray painting the facade of a business storefront in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood. When officers began chasing him, he ran. He jumped out from between some cars and was struck by the police vehicle.

Gutierrez suffered a severe brain injury.

The incident occurred as thousands of visitors were in Miami Beach and Miami for Art Basel, one of the world’s biggest art fairs. Several events have been held in the Wynwood area, which has gained national attention in recent years for its street art.


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