Man dies after deputies use stun gun on him outside St. Joseph

2 years 3 weeks 4 days ago Wednesday, November 16 2016 Nov 16, 2016 Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:19:00 PM CST November 16, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. JOSEPH (AP) — A man died after deputies used a stun gun on him during an arrest outside St. Joseph.

Buchanan County Undersheriff Col. Bill Puett told The Kansas City Star that members of the office's Drug Strike Force encountered the man Wednesday while trying to serve an arrest warrant on another person south of St. Joseph. He said deputies got into a struggle with the man after he threatened them with a baseball bat.

Puett said deputies used a stun gun on the man while placing him under arrest. He says the man resisted, striking and biting at deputies.

Puett said after the arrest, the man became unresponsive and was taken to a hospital where he died. An autopsy is planned to determine the cause of death.

The man hasn't been identified.

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