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Manchester Man Dies After Police Subdue Him With Stun Weapon

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(CBS Connecticut) –State Police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old Manchester man after a stun weapon was used to subdue him.  Jose Maldonado of Manchester was arrested early Sunday morning by East Hartford police responding to a complaint of a dispute. He was charged with damaging a vehicle occupied by a two adults and three children.  One adult was injured by broken glass.

Police say Maldonado was combative and resisted arrest. He was taken to East Hartford Police Department for booking on charges of risk of injury to a minor, assault and resisting arrest. ,  where he again became combative and was subdued by a stun gun. At that point police say he seemed to suffer medical distress. An ambulance was called and Maldonado died at Hartford Hospital.

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