A demented Long Island man — detected exposed and covered in blood — died Saturday after officers twice fired jolt guns at him, authorities said.
Nassau County cops were called to the Inwood home at about 2:30 a.m. after neighbors reported an inebriated man screaming in the groundwork apartment.
Police pronounced they found 36-year-old Walter Perez pacing the basement, exposed and bloody. It wasn’t transparent either it was his own blood, yet no one else was reported harmed at the home.
Police orator Richard Lebrun pronounced officers tried regularly to ease Perez down and get him to an ambulance so he could be evaluated at a hospital.
But Perez resisted and threatened the officers with a “dangerous instrument,” Lebrun pronounced but elaborating.
The officers tried again and again to de-escalate the situation.
One officer fired a jolt gun which struck Perez in the torso, but didn’t overpower him. A second officer also fired a jolt gun that had no effect, Lebrun said. Officers were eventually means to fetter Perez, but then he stopped breathing.
Lebrun pronounced police private the shackles and tried to revitalise him. He was ecstatic to a hospital, where he after died. Five police officers who responded were tested for bearing to blood, feces and other corporeal fluids, Lebrun said.
A medical investigator will establish a means of death, and perform toxicology tests.
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