- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say they’re investigating the death of a 39-year-old man who was shocked with a stun gun after he fought with police officers who tried to talk to him on an Albany street.

Police spokesman Steven Smith says officers encountered Donald Ivy Jr. at 12:36 a.m. Thursday. Smith says while the officers talked to him, he became aggressive.

Smith says the officers used a stun gun but it appeared to have little effect. Ivy ran off but was soon caught.

Police say he then suffered a medical emergency and lost consciousness. Smith says officers began administering CPR at 12:47 a.m. and EMS arrived on the scene three minutes later. Ivy was pronounced dead at Albany Medical Center.

Family members say Ivy lived near the place he was stopped. They tell local media he suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and some heart issues.

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