Arizona

Apr 12, 2014 12:17 PM by Associated Press

Suspect dies after using Taser on Phoenix officer

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police say a man was fatally shot after using a Taser to stun an officer.

Police spokesman Tommy Thompson says 32-year-old Jefferson Duncan was shot multiple times after he tried to keep using the Taser.

Thompson says the 37-year-old officer was doing off-duty security with another officer at an apartment complex when Duncan and 40-year-old Jonathan Parker showed "suspicious" behavior.

Authorities say the officer was about to handcuff him when the suspect "tased" him.

The officer says Duncan then aimed the Taser at his head and demanded his release.

The officer says he used his firearm on Duncan, who died at a hospital.

The 37-year-old officer was treated and released and is on administrative leave.

Police arrested Parker, who has an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

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