Man dies after being Tased in Snohomish County Jail

Man dies after being Tased in Snohomish County Jail
EVERETT, Wash. -- A 60-year-old man who had just been arrested was found dead inside the Snohomish County Jail Friday night.

Everett officers were called to a gas station in the 3500 block of Broadway around 9:15 for a report of a man shoplifting. When they arrived, they arrested a 60-year-old man for investigation of theft and took him to the Snohomish County Jail for processing.

But Aaron Snell with Everett Police said the man became combative and wouldn't follow jail staff's commands, so staff used a Taser on the man and then placed him in an isolation cell. Later, he was found dead.

"During a normal check, the found the man unresponsive," Snell said. "They started applying CPR to the man, unfortunately the man did pass away."

Everett Police did not release the identity of the man.

Snell says the medical examiner will conduct an autopsy on the man early next week to determine the cause of death.