Tasered Suspect Dies After Police Chase

By David Chang and Dan Stamm
|  Monday, Jul 22, 2013  |  Updated 8:18 AM EDT
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Tasered Suspect Dies After Police Chase

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Police say a man died after being stunned twice following a police chase.

Investigators say several police units were chasing after a vehicle shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday night in the Ninth Ward section of Wilmington, Del. After a short period of time the chase was called off due to concern over public safety.

A short time later officers began to investigate a report of reckless driving in the Augustine Cutoff area.

Police then encountered the suspect who had taken off on foot in the area of 1700 block of Wawaset Street around 8:45 p.m.

According to police, the suspect, a 28-year-old Wilmington resident, began to fight with the officers as he resisted arrest. An officer used a stun gun on the victim but that still didn't stop the man, according to police.

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Another Taser was then used to try and stop the suspect. The man was then handcuffed and put upright on the ground, according to police.

Shortly after, the man appeared to go into cardiac arrest, police said. Officers took off the cuffs and began CPR on the man including trying to use an AED to restart his heart.

The suspect was taken to Wilmington Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Investigators have not yet revealed the man’s identity pending family notification.

 


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