- Associated Press - Monday, October 16, 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Sheriff’s officials say a man died after deputies hit him with a stun gun during a confrontation at a store in San Diego County.

Lt. Rich Williams says a store employee called authorities Saturday to report a man staggering and possibly under the influence of drugs.

The man was uncooperative and resisted as deputies tried to restrain him. Williams says deputies shot the struggling man with a stun gun and were able to put him in hand and leg restraints.

He was also given a dose of Naloxone, which deputies carry to try to block the effects of opioid drugs.

Williams says the man’s condition deteriorated and he was rushed to a hospital, where he died.

The incident is under investigation. The man’s name was not immediately released.

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