ANAHEIM, Calif. – A man has died about a week after Anaheim police used a stun gun on him during an arrest.
Jackie Boyadjian, an attorney for the family of 32-year-old Fermin Vincent Valenzuela, said he was taken off life support and died on Sunday. He had been in a medically induced coma.
Police Sgt. Daron Wyatt said shortly after the arrest that Valenzuela had suffered some kind of medical problem as officers took him into custody.
Wyatt said officers were responding to a call about a suspicious man following a woman in a residential area when they approached Valenzuela. Wyatt said Valenzuela used physical force to push the officers, who then deployed the stun gun on him.
Wyatt says Valenzuela's family attorneys say he suffered cardiac arrest and was put into the coma in the hospital.