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

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.

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