Burglary Suspect Dies In Houston Police Custody

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Houston police say a suspected burglar died in custody Monday after a struggle with officers that including two jolts from a Taser gun.

Police spokesman John Cannon says officers responding to a burglary report at a home in northeast Houston about 1:30 a.m. arrived to find the man running from the home into a wooded area nearby.

After a brief foot-pursuit, an officer overtook the man and grappled with him on the ground before another officer arrived and stunned the man with the Taser.

Cannon says the man was still struggling, so Officer R.P. Johnson hit him with another Taser dart that ended the man's struggle.

The suspect was taken to Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, where he died.

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