Burglary suspect dies in custody after stun gun, handcuffed

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Posted: Mar 19, 2016 6:14 PM

PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a burglary suspect has died in custody after deputies used a stun gun on him and he was handcuffed.

Pasco County deputies say Torrey Robinson broke through a window Saturday, cut up his arms and fought with the home's resident. He then fought police and emergency medical services personnel who arrived on the scene.

Police used a stun gun to subdue the 35-year-old man and handcuffed him. He was being treated for his cuts while handcuffed and lost consciousness. EMTs tried to revive him. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco said the event is being investigated.