Man dies after being tasered by police

A Twin Cities man who was stunned by a taser gun shot by Minneapolis police died Friday night, according to the Pioneer Press.

David Cornelius Smith, 28, died Friday at Hennepin County Medical Center after being on life support since Sept. 9, according to the Star Tribune. Smith was involved in an altercation with the Minneapolis police after he was called in for disturbing patrons at a Minneapolis YMCA, according to the Pioneer Press.

When Smith became physically agressive toward the police officers, he was shot with a taser gun, sending him into cardiac arrest. The two officers, who were placed on paid leave after the incident, are now back working, according to the Star Tribune.

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