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Israel Hernandez, Fla. teen, dies after police Tasered him for resisting arrest, report says

A photo of Israel Hernandez. WFOR/Instagram

Police in Florida are investigating the death of Israel Hernandez, he died in police custody early Tuesday after being "Tased."
(CBS) MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Miami Beach police say an 18-year-old died after being shocked with a stun gun as he resisted arrest for spraying graffiti.

Chief Ray Martinez told the Miami Herald that officers spotted Israel Hernandez painting graffiti on an abandoned fast-food restaurant early Tuesday. Martinez said the teen ran, but was eventually cornered. 

He said Hernandez then ran at the officers and one shot him with a taser in the chest. The teen went into medical duress and died at a hospital.

The teen's friends told the Herald that Hernandez was originally from Colombia.

His teachers at Miami Beach High School said he was a talented artist and photographer.

CBS Miami reports the teen's cause of death has not been determined and that police said an investigation is ongoing.

  • Iris Carreras

    Iris Carreras covers crime for CBSNews.com

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