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Updated Apr 15, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Police ID man killed after restaurant tasing

PHOENIX — A man who died after being shocked several times by Phoenix
police officers during a confrontation at a restaurant has been identified.

Police say 38-year-old Edward Michael Caruth died at a hospital. The cause
remains unclear.

Officers were sent to the restaurant after Caruth reportedly became disruptive
around 10 p.m. Sunday.

Witnesses say he was acting strange and mumbling to himself.

Caruth reportedly went into a restroom, barricaded himself in, turned on the
water faucets and flooded the floor.

He then exited the restroom, picked up a yellow “wet floor” sign and began
destroying the counter area of the restaurant.

Police say two arriving officers struggled with Caruth and both used stun guns.

He later showed signs of distress and was taken to a hospital where he was
pronounced dead.


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