Man dies in custody after stun gun incident - East Valley Tribune: Public Safety

Man dies in custody after stun gun incident

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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 8:18 pm | Updated: 12:23 pm, Fri Jun 7, 2013.

Mesa police are investigating the death of a man who had been hit by a stun gun while being arrested by federal marshals on a parole violation.

Detective Steve Berry with Mesa police said the suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Joseph Moreno.

Berry said detectives were looking for him in reference to a robbery on Wednesday.

The stun gun was used when Moreno wouldn’t follow commands during the Thursday night arrest, Berry said.

He then was handcuffed and examined by paramedics who determined he was OK.

However, police Lt. Dave Hagar said the man later started having slurred speech and began sweating profusely while talking with detectives.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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