OWINGS MILLS, MD. (WJZ) — Police are investigating after a man suddenly died in their custody Tuesday night in Baltimore County.
Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the unit block of Gwynnswood Road for an injured person at around 11:18 p.m.
Officers got to the home and tried to help, but then the man’s demeanor suddenly changed and he became “volatile and extremely combative” with the officers- and so the officers used a taser on him.
The man was taken to a local hospital where he then went into cardiac arrest and later died.
“The individual’s demeanor suddenly changed and he became volatile and extremely combative with the officers,” Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt said. “At that time, an officer deployed a taser. The man was transported to a local hospital where he subsequently went into cardiac arrest and was later pronounced deceased.”
He’s been identified as Gamel Antonio Brown, 30, of the same address above.
Neighbors told WJZ they didn’t know the incident was fatal.
“I didn’t know you could die from getting tased,” a neighbor said. “He was young. It’s sad.”
Police are investigating this incident.