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Man dies after San Bernardino police use Taser on him

October 17, 2009 |  4:43 pm

A 19-year-old San Bernardino man died early this morning after police officers used a Taser on him at a board and care facility, according to the San Bernardino Police Department.

The officers had gone to the facility in the 300 block of S. Arrowhead Ave. about 11:30 p.m. Friday to investigate a fight involving three people, according to news release.

After the officers separated the people, "one of the subjects became combative and a Taser was deployed to control him," the release said.

Paramedics arrived within minutes to treat the man, who was having difficulty breathing. The man, whose name has not yet been released, was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead about an hour later, police said.

-- Joe Mozingo