GILBERT, Ariz. — A Gilbert man has died a day after being stunned by
police with a Taser.
Police spokesman John Lyle said 34-year-old Daniel Best passed away at a
According to police, officers responded to an apartment complex Saturday around
3:30 a.m. regarding an altercation between Best and his wife. Upon arriving,
they said Best was nude and yelling in a courtyard.
Five officers tried to detain Best after he fought and assaulted them by trying
to deploy a Taser several times. It’s not clear how many times Best was shocked.
He began showing signs of medical distress while in custody.
Investigators said they believe cocaine was a factor in Best’s behavior.
The cause of death will be determined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner.