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Oxford Tasing Victim Dies at Hospital

(CINCINNATI) -- Family members confirm that Kevin Piskura died at University Hospital Thursday afternoon around 5 p.m..  Piskura, 24, of Chicago, sustained his injuries during a tasering incident in Oxford, Ohio on April 19th.

The following is a statement from the family of Kevin Piskura:

"Today, we lost a son, a brother, a family member and a friend. The medical staff and everyone here at University Hospital were heroic in their efforts to save Kevin, and for that we are eternally grateful.

We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and attention our son has generated over the past few days, and we thank everyone who has kept Kevin and those involved in his care in their thoughts and prayers. In the end, it seems there was simply nothing more anyone could do.  No one feels this loss more deeply than we do, however we still request that people refrain from rash judgment and wait until the independent investigation of this event is complete, lest tragedy lead to more tragedy.

As we grieve the loss of our son, we ask that our privacy and that of our family be respected.

Thank you, the Piskura Family."

Police say Oxford officer Geoff Robinson used the device early Saturday morning as he tried to break up a fight. Police say Piskura argued with police after a friend was escorted from a bar.

They say the officer drew his Taser stun gun and told Piskura to stop, and when he did not, the officer used the device.

Piskura was a 2006 Miami graduate.

The Butler County offices of the sheriff and prosecutor are investigating the officer's actions.

FOX19.com: Roger Seay

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