Authorities in Florida are investigating the death of a man who was shot with a Taser stun gun by a police officer while resisting arrest, sheriff’s deputies said on Monday.
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office in central Florida said a 91-year-old woman reported a suspicious person in the yard of her Lake City home on Sunday evening, and that the man threw a metal pipe at her when she challenged him.
A deputy found Timothy Shad Griffis, 41, in a shed on the property, a statement from sheriff’s office said, and when the deputy ordered him out, the suspect threatened to kill him.
The statement said Griffis failed to comply and that the deputy used the Taser after Griffis made “an aggressive movement” toward him. It said Griffis was then handcuffed and paramedics were called.