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Louisville Man Dies After Shot With Taser

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A man died after Metro Louisville police
used an electrical stun device on him to break up a fight.

A police spokeswoman told the Courier-Journal the man went into
what she described as a "medical emergency" after a police
officer shocked him with a Taser late Wednesday night.

Police performed CPR on him until an ambulance arrived, but the
man was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said the man and his brother
were fighting and the first officer on the scene called for backup.

The man, his brother and the two officers were not immediately
identified.

In September 2006, Louisville police shocked another man with a
Taser and he also died.

A coroner's report concluded that man died of a condition known
as excited delirium.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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