Coroner says teen who died was stunned before

Everette Howard (Source: Facebook)
Everette Howard (Source: Facebook)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Hamilton County coroner says a teenager who died after being hit by a stun gun also had been shocked with a stun gun last year.

Police say Everette Howard, 18, who was attending summer classes at the University of Cincinnati was struck by a campus officer's stun gun and died of cardiac arrest this weekend.

They say Howard approached officers in a dormitory hallway, appearing agitated and angry, and when officers ordered him to back off, he refused and was struck with a stun gun.

Hamilton County Coroner Amant Bhati says the teen also had been shocked with a stun gun and then rushed to a hospital last year. Bhati didn't share other details about that incident. The university is investigating the teen's death.

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