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Covington Man Dies After Taser Shock

A Covington man has died after police stunned him with a Taser.

Covington police Lt. Col. Spike Jones says officers were responding to reports of a man with a gun when he became combative and threw a box of bullets at them.

The Enquirer reports officers fired Tasers at the man to control
him.

Covington Fraternal Order of Police president Chris Gangwish says the man pulled the electrical probes out of his body to stop the shock.

Jones says he then began having "physical difficulties" and an ambulance was called. Medics were unable to revive the man, whose
name has not been released.

Gangwish would not identify the officers but says they are on paid administrative leave pending the conclusion of an investigation.

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


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