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Kansas City Police Investigate Death of Man After Stun Gun Used

January 29, 2006 - Posted at 4:05 p.m. CST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Kansas City police are investigating the

death of a man who was truck three times with a stun gun in a

struggle with officers yesterday.

Police say the 32-year-old man died in custody two hours later

at headquarters. Police are waiting for toxicology reports to

determine the cause of death.

Captain Rich Lockhart says police were responding to a

disturbance call at an apartment yesterday afternoon, when the man

started fighting with officers. Other officers arrived and shocked

the man twice with a Taser as he continued to struggle with

officers.

Police took the man to a van, where he continued struggling and

police shocked him a third time.

Police then put the man in a holding cell at headquarters, where

he was found dead about an hour later.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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