Monday, October 05, 2009

Carlos Rodriguez Dies After Being Tasered by Deputies

A man died after sheriff's deputies used a Taser stun gun to subdue him during an altercation at an apartment complex in Norcross. Twenty-seven-year-old Carlos Rodriguez died yesterday at a hospital from injuries he received during a fight with two deputies.

Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Stacey Bourbonnais says the deputies first went to the apartment complex to serve an unrelated eviction. But they noticed Rodriguez, who appeared heavily intoxicated.

The sheriff's department says that when deputies approached him, he became combative and got into a fight with them. Authorities say another man tried to subdue Rodriguez by using a chokehold. An autopsy is pending and the two deputies were placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is being investigated.

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