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Home invasion suspect dies while in custody

Posted: 3:05 PM, Sep 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-03 21:05:06Z

Maricopa police say a home invasion suspect died in custody after police used a stun gun on him while he was fighting with officers.

The Casa Grande Dispatch reports officers confronted the man in the backyard of a home early Saturday morning after an occupant called police to report the man had entered the home.
    
According to police, the man charged officers when they found him telling in the backyard and that he began to fight before he was shot with a stun gun.
    
Police said he was then handcuffed and put in leg restraints and that he stopped breathing as Maricopa Fire Department personnel tended to him.
    
The man's identity wasn't released.