Man is zapped with stun gun at mom's NY home, dies

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Posted: Nov 14, 2009 11:32 PM

Police say a man who had locked himself and his mother in her Long Island home died after he tussled with officers and was zapped twice with a stun gun.

Police say they're investigating the early Saturday death of 43-year-old Darryl Bain in Coram (KOHR'-um), about 50 miles east of New York City.

They say Bain's brother called 911 alleging Bain was high on cocaine and had shut himself in the house with their 78-year-old mother, who had an order of protection.

Police say three officers heard a struggle inside and entered the house and fought with Bain, who was temporarily stunned after being shot with a Taser.

Police tell the Newsday newspaper he continued to struggle as they handcuffed him and he was Tasered again before dying.

The medical examiner's office will determine his cause of death.