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ANTIOCH, Calif. – A customer suspected of stealing meat from a supermarket butcher Wednesday died following a fight with a store employee, police said.

A 56-year-old employee caught a 34-year-old customer behind the butcher area at the Lucky Supermarket around 10 p.m., KTVU reported.

The customer then attacked the employee. During the fight the customer stopped breathing. Medical technicians arrived and were unable to revive him.

An autopsy will be performed to determine a cause of death. The store employee was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover.