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Police stun gun caused death of man in suburban Chicago, report says

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(CBS) THORNTON, Ill. - A northwest Indiana man died on Sunday after authorities found him running naked in the street in south suburban Thornton, and shocked him with a stun gun, CBS Chicago reported.

Mark Koves, 28, of Crown Point, Ind., died at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

Thornton police officers responded to a 4:30 p.m. call Sunday of a naked man in the street near the Hubbard Park pavilion and Wolcott School, according to a statement from police.

When officers approached, the naked man "became very erratic and combative" and officers were forced to "subdue" him, the statement said. He was taken to a hospital, according to Thornton police, who did not say how the man was subdued.

The medical examiner's office said the man died as a result of police shocking him with a stun gun, CBS Chicago reported. An autopsy was scheduled.

  • Barry Leibowitz

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