CINCINNATI - A coroner says a southwest Ohio teenager who died after being hit by a stun gun also had been shocked with a stun gun last year.
Police say an 18-year-old man attending summer classes at the University of Cincinnati was struck by a campus officer's stun gun and died of cardiac arrest this weekend. They say the teen, identified by The Cincinnati Enquirer as Everette Howard, approached officers in a dormitory hallway, appearing agitated and angry, and when officers ordered him to back off, he refused and was struck with a stun gun.
Hamilton County Coroner Amant Bhati told the Enquirer that Howard also had been shocked with a stun gun and then rushed to a hospital last year. Bhati didn't share other details about that incident.
The university is investigating the death. Howards' parents wouldn't discuss his death with the Enquirer until after his burial, but they indicated that they had retained a lawyer.