Thursday, August 14, 2014
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The family of a 36-year-old newspaper pressman is mourning his death after San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies used a Taser gun to stun him.
KNBC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1mLsSos ) that deputies on Tuesday used a Taser on Dante Parker during a struggle to take him into custody. Officers suspected Parker of breaking into a home in the 13000 block of Bucknell Court in Victorville.
Officials say deputies found Parker riding a bicycle away from the residence and tried to stop him, but he appeared to be under the influence of unknown substances and was combative.
Officials say Parker fought with a female deputy and left bruises on her arms. They add that the deputy used a Taser on Parker "multiple times" during a struggle.
Parker was a married father of five and a pressman at the Victorville Daily Press. The Riverside County Coroner's Office will conduct the autopsy to determine the cause of Parker's death.
Information from: KNBC-TV, http://www.nbc4.tv/