Daly City Police Kill Man With Taser

San Francisco is currently considering the weapon for its police force.

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A man died in custody Tuesday night after Daly City police used a Taser during a struggle.

Officers responded to the 900 block of Brunswick Street — feet away from the San Francisco city line near Mission Street — at 11:22 p.m, Bay City News reports. They arrived to family members involved in some sort of altercation.

In the process of arresting one of the suspects, police used a Taser and noticed shortly after that he had become unresponsive. Medics transported him to the Seton Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead, police say.

The San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office and Daly City police are investigating the in-custody death.

The incident comes as San Francisco police attempt to add tasers to its force. The Police Commission already approved the tasers, but appear to seek a voter mandate to have the Board of Supervisors approve $8 million to pay for it.

UPDATE 1/18 10:30 a.m. : Bay City News reports that the San Mateo coroner’s office identified the man who died after being shocked with a Taser gun as 34-year-old Warren Ragudo. The Daly City resident was transported to a hospital and died sometime after midnight.

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