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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Man dies after police in California use Taser on him

The Associated Press
The Kansas City Star
via kansascity.com
Sunday, october 18, 2009

Police say a 19-year-old man has died in Southern California after officers used a Taser to subdue him at a board-and-care facility.

A San Bernardino police department statement says the man died at a hospital early Saturday.
The department says officers had been summoned to the facility to investigate a fight involving three people late Friday night.

Police say officers separated the trio but "one of the subjects became combative and a Taser was deployed to control him."

The man was having trouble breathing, and police called paramedics. He was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour later. The man's name and cause of death haven't been released.

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