Ohio student killed after being tasered by university police had been stunned beforeBy Paul Thompson
Last updated at 4:54 PM on 8th August 2011
Everette Howard, from Cincinatti, went into cardiac arrest after being struck by the stun gun on Saturday after police were responding to reports of an assault.
The 18-year-old, who was due to attend the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky, was said to have approached a campus police officer with clenched fists.
Tasered: The coroner revealed that Everette Howard, pictured with a friend, had also been shocked with a stun gun and rushed to hospital last year
Everette was struck once by the Taser which can discharge an electric shock of up to 50,000 volts.
Cardiac arrest: Everette Howard died after being tased by a gun
Paramedics attended the stricken student and while they were with him he went into cardiac arrest. He was later pronounced dead at hospital.
Hamilton County Coroner Amant Bhati told The Cincinnati Enquirer the teen also had been shocked with a stun gun and then rushed to a hospital last year.
Mr Bhati didn’t share other details about that incident.
Two investigations have been launched because of the incident.
An internal investigation will look into the use of force by the officer, who was immediately placed on mandatory administrative leave.
University chiefs have also suspended the use of Tasers until it can determine what caused the teen's death.
Everette, who was a stand out wrestler at his school, had been attending college preparatory classes at the University of Cincinnati.
He is said to have finished in the top ten per cent of his class this Spring.
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