Justin Fenton
The Baltimore Sun
May 16, 2014

Baltimore police said Thursday they are investigating the death of a 19-year-old hospital patient who went into a coma after being struck with an officer’s Taser during a struggle with police and security staff at Good Samaritan Hospital last week.

Photo by Oldmaison, via Flickr
Photo by Oldmaison, via Flickr

Officials said the teen, who was identified only as a “ward of the state,” had been taken to the hospital for medical treatment the morning of May 6.

The next day about 5:30 p.m., police said, officers were called to the hospital in the 5600 block of Loch Raven Blvd. for a report that the teen was “experiencing an emotional crisis and was combative with staff,” said Lt. Eric Kowalczyk, a police spokesman.

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