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10/07/06 - HOUSTON

Man Dies After Police Use Taser Twice

A man in his early 30s died inside his home after sheriff's deputies used a Taser on him at least twice.

That's according to a Harris County Sheriff's Department spokesman.

The incident began yesterday when a sheriff's deputy spotted the man standing by some mailboxes.

Authorities say the man appeared to be breaking into the mailboxes

A deputy tried to grab the man and a struggle began.

The first deputy used his Taser and another struck the man with a baton once. A third deputy used his Taser when the man continued to resist arrest.

The man became unresponsive and was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


Information from: Houston Chronicle,  

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