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Suspect dies after being tased

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A University of Cincinnati police officer is on leave after a man he tased died at the hospital.

Kelly Brinson, 45, went into cardiac arrest last week at University Hospital.

Family members say Brinson suffered from mental problems. Police say Brinson lunged at two officers, and one of them, Officer Mark Zacharias, used a Taser. Brinson died Tuesday after being in the hospital for almost a week.

"We hope to prevent injury, obviously the outcome of this was not that," said Gene Ferarra, UC Chief of Police. "But I don't know that what we did was the cause of that. That's what the coroner will tell us."

Officer Zacharias is on administrative leave while the case is investigated, which is standard. He and the other officer suffered minor injuries in the scuffle.

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