Man dead after police use stun gun on him

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Posted: Apr 25, 2016 4:48 PM

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after police used a stun gun on him outside a Mississippi restaurant.

Local news outlets report that police received a call about a 53-year-old man who was being disorderly. Gulfport police Sgt. Damon McDaniel said in a news release that police used a stun gun to subdue him because he was resisting them and acting erratically.

The man was brought to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove identified him as Bradford Macomber of Gulfport. Hargrove said the cause of death was under investigation and that an autopsy would be performed.

The District Attorney's Office and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are investigating the case.

Hargrove says Macomber was white. McDaniel would not disclose information about the officer or officers involved.