Man dies after being shocked by police stun guns
MIAMI – A man died early Sunday after police officers shocked him with stun guns during an arrest, authorities said.
Family members identified the man as Luis Alberto Luna. Luna suffered from schizophrenia, his brother told Local 10.
Kenia Fallat, a spokeswoman for the Miami Police Department, said officers observed Luna acting strangely around 4:40 a.m. at Northeast 79th Street and Biscayne Boulevard. Luna appeared to be under the influence of drugs, Fallat said.
The officers fired stun guns at Luna after he became combative and pulled out a knife, Fallat said.
Paramedics transported Luna to North Shore Medical Center, where he died about an hour later, Fallat said.
Doctors with the American Heart Association say stun guns can cause cardiac arrest in some people who have underlying health or heart issues. Authorities have not confirmed if that was the cause of Luna's death.
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