Teen goes home after near-death Taser experience

5 years 6 months 1 week ago Monday, September 22 2014 Sep 22, 2014 Monday, September 22, 2014 3:46:41 PM CDT September 22, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - A 17-year-old Missouri boy who nearly died after being shocked with a Taser during a traffic stop has been released from the hospital where he was being treated for brain damage.

Bryce Masters of Independence was pulled over on Sept. 14 in Independence because of a warrant associated with the license plate of a car he was driving. Police say the officer used a Taser on him after Masters refused to get out of the car.

Family spokesman Daniel Haus says Masters went into cardiac arrest after probes from the Taser struck near his heart. He was placed in a medically induced coma and treated for a lack of oxygen to the brain.

Haus says Masters went home Sunday evening.

The FBI is investigating whether the officer used excessive force.

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