SYLACAUGA, Ala. (AP) — State authorities are investigating after police in Alabama allegedly used a stun gun on a man, killing him.
News outlets report that according to a statement from Sylacauga Police Chief Kelley B. Johnson, an officer conducted a traffic stop around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday that turned into a narcotics investigation. The driver was identified as 25-year-old Ladarius Dontrell Jackson.
Police say there was a physical struggle between the officer and Jackson. Jackson then allegedly fled, leading to a foot chase. Police say the officer used his stun gun on Jackson and took him into custody.
The officer then called an ambulance to the scene. Jackson was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Chief Johnson called the State Bureau of Investigations to investigate the incident.