AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) — An investigation is underway after a 32-year-old man died Saturday after being detained and tased by Auburn police.
Auburn police say officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Martin Luther King Drive around 2:48 p.m. on the call of a person exhibiting erratic behavior. Upon arrival, they found a man, later identified as Ricardo Gary, near the 600 block of Spencer Avenue.
During the initial contact, police reported that Gary became combative with officers and subsequently, a taser was deployed. Gary was detained and EMS responded to conduct an assessment.
“During their evaluation, the individual lost consciousness, and first responders immediately performed life-saving measures, including the administration of Narcan. The individual was transported to the East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) Emergency Room by EMS, where life-saving measures continued. He was pronounced deceased by the attending physician at EAMC Emergency Room,” said Auburn police in a statement.
The death and incident are being investigated by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Lee County Coroner Daniel Sexton told WRBL that a postmortem examination and toxicology will be performed by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery.
WRBL will keep you updated.