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Man dies in Corpus Christi PD custody

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Corpus Christi PD and DPS Troopers investigate the death of a man in police custody. (KRIS) Corpus Christi PD and DPS Troopers investigate the death of a man in police custody. (KRIS)
CORPUS CHRISTI -

A 36 year old man dies after Corpus Christi police officers use a taser to try and get him under control.

The unidentified man call 911 before 5:30 a.m. He was asking for help.

As officers were headed to the home, another call came in at 911 about a man running in the middle of Leopard Street. The caller said he was trying to get hit by passing cars.

Officers struggled with the man as they tried to move him out of the roadway. They used a taser then handcuffed him.

The man soon became unresponsive. He was rushed to a hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

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