Cop Watch

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Nashville man dies after being stunned with Taser

NASHVILLE - A Nashville man died Saturday after being stunned with a Taser. The Nashville Police Department is investigating the death of 21-year-old Patrick Aaron Lee. Police spokesman Don Aaron says officers Jonathan Mays and Jamie Scruggs used their Tasers to restrain Lee late Friday night outside the Mercy Lounge nightclub.

Lee allegedly was kicked out of the club for acting strangely and trying repeatedly to get on the club's stage. Aaron says Lee also allegedly tried to flee from officers after he took off all of his clothes in the parking lot.

Before he went into cardiac arrest, Lee told officers he was under the influence of either LSD or PCP. The officers remain on duty. An autopsy is planned to determine the cause of death.