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Man dies after shock by police stun gun

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Posted: Aug 4, 2010 7:02 AM
Updated: Aug 4, 2010 10:17 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Houma, police, autopsy, shocked, stun gun, police

Houma police say they're waiting for results of an autopsy on a 49-year-old man who died after being shocked by a stun gun while fighting officers.

Chief Todd Duplantis tells The Courier that the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office is performing the autopsy on Dennis C. Sandras of Galliano, who died Sunday.

He says that Sandras fought with the first officer who answered a report that a man was "jumping off of roofs" near St. Francis de Sales Cathedral.

He says two officers who responded to the call used a stun gun twice to subdue Sandras near the cathedral school.

Officers handcuffed Sandras, found that he was not responding, and took him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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