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|January 18, 2021|
Youth dies in 'stun gun' incident
SAN BERNARDINO--Another incident involving a police officer’s ‘stun gun’ has resulted in a fatality.
A 19-year-old youth collapsed after being hit with an electric jolt. The incident occurred at Orchid Court, a half-way house for mentally-challenged men.
Police said the youth was wearing a gas mask and appeared agitated at the scene of a reported stabbing. Officers tried to subdue him with the Taser weapon. He became unresponsive and could not be revived at St. Bernardine’s Medical Center.
Two other men have died over the past four-months when they were subdued with ‘stun guns’. Both had been behaving erratically when confronted by police.
One incident occurred in Moreno Valley and the other in Fontana. (INT)
Story Date: October 20, 2009