- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - A man who died after being shocked several times by Phoenix police officers during a confrontation at a restaurant has been identified.

Police say 38-year-old Edward Michael Caruth died at a hospital. The cause remains unclear.

Officers were sent to the restaurant after Caruth reportedly became disruptive around 10 p.m. Sunday.

Witnesses say he was acting strange and mumbling to himself.

Caruth reportedly went into a restroom, barricaded himself in, turned on the water faucets and flooded the floor.

He then exited the restroom, picked up a yellow “wet floor” sign and began destroying the counter area of the restaurant.

Police say two arriving officers struggled with Caruth and both used stun guns.

He later showed signs of distress and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.


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