Suspect dies after being Tasered

July 14, 2008 at 1:09 PM

HOUSTON, July 14 (UPI) -- The Houston Police Department is investigating the death of a burglary suspect who was shocked twice with a police Taser early Monday.

The unidentified man was tackled by an officer after he was observed running from a home where a burglary had been reported, said The Houston Chronicle.

The suspect refused to stop struggling so a second officer used his Taser to subdue him, said police spokesman John Cannon.

Paramedics took the suspect to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Homicide detectives and internal affairs officers are investigating the incident classified as an "in-custody death," Cannon said.

An autopsy will determine whether the suspect was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time.

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