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Man Dies In Police Custody After Being Shot With Bean Bags, Tasered

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a partially clothed man died in the custody of Los Angeles police after he was shot with bean bags and a Taser while fighting with officers.

Police said in a statement Friday that 36-year-old Christopher Davis died after seven officers used “less lethal” force in an attempt to safely arrest him on Monday.

Police had received a call earlier that a man was removing clothing on a street in South Los Angeles. The statement says Davis would not respond to commands, refused to submit to arrest and challenged officers to a fight.

Police say he remained combative as he was subdued and put in handcuffs. He was taken to a hospital and declared dead an hour later.

The coroner has yet to determine a cause of death.

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