Coroner says Ohio teen who died was stunned before

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Posted: Aug 08, 2011 7:38 AM
Coroner says Ohio teen who died was stunned before

A coroner says a southwest Ohio teenager who died after being hit by a stun gun also had been shocked with a stun gun last year.

Police say an 18-year-old man attending summer classes at the University of Cincinnati was struck by a campus officer's stun gun and died of cardiac arrest this weekend. They say the teen approached officers in a dormitory hallway, appearing agitated and angry, and when officers ordered him to back off, he refused and was struck with a stun gun.

Hamilton County Coroner Amant Bhati tells The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://bit.ly/rpnB2Y ) the teen also had been shocked with a stun gun and then rushed to a hospital last year. Bhati didn't share other details about that incident.

The university is investigating the teen's death.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com