Miami Beach police officers say Israel Hernandez-Llach lunged at them

Dispatch recordings obtained by Local 10

By Ben Kennedy - Reporter , Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - The teenager who died after he was tasered lunged at police officers, according to Miami Beach police dispatch recordings of the incident.

Police found 18-year-old Israel Hernandez-Llach tagging a building at Collins Avenue and 71st Street last Tuesday, police said. He then ran from officers.

"He jumped the fence northbound on Harding," officers told dispatchers on the recording obtained by Local 10.

Officers said they cornered Hernandez-Llach at Harding Avenue and 71st Street. He lunged at the officers, according to recordings, and one tasered him.

Dispatchers then congratulated the officers on making an arrest.

"Great job. Can you do me a favor? Just have crime scene come out and make sure crime scene takes photos of the building that was vandalized?"

Soon after, Hernandez-Llach began showing signs of medical distress. He was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital a short time later.

An autopsy was inconclusive. His family said he didn't have any preexisting health conditions that could be blamed for his sudden death. Toxicology results are pending.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will review the Miami Beach Police Department's internal affairs investigation into Hernandez-Llach's death.

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