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Man dies after being shocked with stun gun

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 39-year-old Lake Stevens man has died at a hospital after being shocked with a stun gun Thursday by an Everett police sergeant.

Snohomish County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton says the man died overnight.

Ireton says Lake Stevens police had served a search warrant on the man’s house Thursday afternoon for illegally possessing firearms while the man was at an appointment in Everett.

Believing the man could be armed and dangerous they told Everett police of the man’s whereabouts and when police approached him Ireton says there was an altercation.

An Everett officer used a stun gun on the man, he began running and then collapsed.

Officials said two firearms were recovered from the man.

The Everett Police sergeant who deployed his Taser has been placed on administrative leave while an investigation continues.

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