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Man dies after police stun him with Taser

September 3, 2006

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— Autopsy results were pending Friday on a 39-year-old man who died after being stunned with a Taser while struggling with police, investigators said.

Juan Soto Jr., of Liberal, was pronounced dead at Southwest Medical Center after the altercation with two officers Wednesday night. Both officers were placed on administrative leave while the Kansas Bureau of Investigation looked into the case.

Police said the officers received a report of a suspicious person and found Soto behind a business behaving strangely. A struggle broke out, and one of the officers used the Taser device on Soto, police said.

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