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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ohio man in critical condition after being shocked with stun gun

June 29, 2010
By News-Herald staff

A Painesville man is still in the hospital after he lost consciousness when he was shocked with a stun gun by police officers.

Painesville police were called to a disturbance in the 200 block of South St. Clair Street early Saturday morning. Officers told David Nall, 37, about the complaint.

According to a news release from the Painesville police department, this is what happened next:

n Nall was verbally uncooperative, but said he understood that continued disturbances could lead to his arrest. As officers were leaving, they heard a woman inside the apartment scream in distress.

n Police returned to the apartment and confronted Nall. They attempted to arrest him for disorderly conduct, but he resisted.

n Officers stunned him once, then again, after he continued to resist. Then, police handcuffed Nall but found him to be unresponsive to their prompts.

n They called for Painesville Fire Department, which took him to TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Township, where he was treated. An initial news report from The News-Herald said that Nall had been “released.” While a spokeswoman from TriPoint said he had been released, she meant that he had been transferred to another hospital.

Nall was taken to Hillcrest Hospital where the most recent information indicates that he is still in critical condition.

Painesville Police Lt. Dan Waterman said the department has not been able to get any recent updates on his condition.

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