BALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Baltimore say they are investigating after 19-year-old hospital patient died days after a struggle with police and security officers in which a stun gun was used.
Police officials said Thursday that officers were called to Good Samaritan Hospital on May 7 when the teen became combative with hospital security. That’s when police say an officer used a stun gun.READ MORE: Multiple People Shot In West Baltimore Friday Night
Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez says the teen was breathing on his own when officers left and the department didn’t learn for days that he had fallen into a coma. Rodriguez says the department’s Office of Internal Oversight is investigating the case.
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Police have not released the teen’s name and say he was initially taken to the hospital a day before the confrontation for treatment for emotional distress.
Monique Griego will have more of this story at 5 & 6 p.m.
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