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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

California man dies after he is tasered by police

May 10, 2011
Lori Consalvo, The Sun

A man died Tuesday after sheriff's deputies fired a taser at him following a short pursuit and struggle in Twin Peaks.

About 3:15 p.m., San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies saw a vehicle run a stop sign in the area of Highway 18 and Daley Canyon.

The deputy attempted a traffic stop, but the driver of the vehicle continued another quarter mile and pulled into a gas station, said sheriff's spokeswoman Jodi Miller.

"The subject exited the vehicle but was extremely uncooperative with deputies," Miller said.

Sheriff's deputies used a taser on the man while trying to take him into custody.

The man became unconscious and officials conducted CPR on him at the scene, on the way to the hospital and again at the hospital where he was pronounced dead, Miller said.

Sheriff's homicide detectives were called to investigate the death. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

The name of the man was not released Tuesday night.

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