Man dies after being tased by Dothan Police | Crime
The Dothan Police Department received a call for service regarding an intoxicated person who had become disorderly at Houligans, 3611 Montgomery Hwy, at 1:48 a.m. Within minutes, a Houston County Deputy arrived to find Houligans’ employees struggling with the suspect at which time the deputy attempted to take the suspect into custody. The suspect became extremely combative and was tased but continued to fight. The deputy continued to struggle with the suspect tasing him twice in an attempt to take him into custody. A Dothan Police sergeant arrived on scene and requested additional units respond emergency response due to the intensity of the fight in progress. Additional officers arrived on scene and were finally able to handcuff the combative man. A short time later police requested rescue stating the subject was in and out of consciousness. Dothan Fire Department arrived on scene to assist officers who had begun administering CPR to the suspect who had suddenly stopped breathing. He was then transported to Flowers Hospital where medical staff made extensive efforts to re-establish breathing but were unsuccessful and the suspect was pronounced dead at 3:16 a.m.
The Dothan Police Department and Houston County Sheriff’s Office have requested an investigation in this case which is being handled by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation. The investigation is underway and will continue through the morning. More information regarding the case and identity of the suspect is expected at a later time. The Houston County Sheriff’s Office and Dothan Police Department will meet with members of the media at 10:30 a.m. at the Houston County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Dothan Police Department