Cop Watch

Monday, April 04, 2005

Man Dies After Being Stunned With Off-Duty Officer's Taser Gun

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Fort Worth police say a man is dead after being stunned by a taser gun.

Police said the officer was working an off-duty security job on Sunday night when he noticed a suspicious-looking man in a car at about 9:30.

The officer followed the man for a short distance before he bailed out of his car and ran into a dark, heavily wooded area.

The officer caught up to the man and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the officer fired his Taser weapon.

Police said Hammock kept fighting after being stunned but soon began having breathing trouble before collapsing.

Hammock was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital, where he later died.