Man dies after Fall River police subdue him with stun gun


FALL RIVER, MASS. >> The Bristol district attorney's office is investigating the death of a man who died after Fall River police used an electronic stun gun to subdue him.

A spokesman for the district attorney says officers used the weapon on 48-year-old Scott Macomber, of Brockton, on Monday during a struggle as he interfered with efforts to arrest a woman wanted on outstanding warrants.

After he was subdued, he was arrested on a number of charges and placed in a police cruiser.

Per protocol when someone is subdued with an electronic weapon, police called emergency medical personnel to the scene. While police waited, Macomber went into medical distress. He was taken to St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River, where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy is planned as part of the investigation.


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