Martinez Suspect Critically Hurt After Police Fire Taser

MARTINEZ (CBS SF) – A man is in critical condition following a struggle with officers in Martinez Wednesday morning, police said.

Police responded to the Martinez Marina at around 10:15 a.m. on reports that a man had locked himself in a city worker’s vehicle and another from employees of the Union Pacific Railroad that someone was chasing a train on the tracks near the marina.

Responding officers found the suspect, a 28-year-old man, inside the city vehicle.

The suspect resisted arrest and an officer used a Taser to subdue the man, police said.

The man continued to resist arrest and ran away. He was detained after a brief chase, according to police.

The suspect showed signs of cardiac arrest while in custody and he was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

An investigation revealed that the man had been seen at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center earlier that day. He reportedly left the hospital and went to the marina where he attacked a city worker before officers arrived, police said.

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  • Mark

    Yeah, so tasers are HARMLESS?!? These devices need to be removed from the police toolbox. People can die from these things, even if some idiot BART cop uses one instead “accidentally” using his handgun.

  • James Greybush

    i would rather they just cuff and arrest him. you know, like they used to before cops started shooting first and asking questions later.

  • sayhey

    Hhey James, you ever try to cuff someone who’s fighting? guess what, you can’t! and the way they “used to” do it was a SAP in the back of your head, but we can’t do that because its too mean. how bout you go cuff up bad guys since you know everything about police work.

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