BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Latest on a home burglary suspect who died after police used a stun gun on him (all times local):
Authorities have identified a home burglary suspect who died after police used a stun gun on the man.
Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates said Wednesday that 36-year-old Danny Morel Cupps Jr. of Sterrett, Alabama, was pronounced dead Tuesday afternoon at a hospital. The cause of death has not been confirmed.
Birmingham Police Lt. Sean Edwards says a homeowner called police early Tuesday to report hearing glass breaking and someone yelling and growling in his basement.
Edwards says the suspect didn't comply with verbal orders of the officers, and they used a stun gun several times as he continued to resist them. Authorities say they found him in the house and wrapped in what looked like material from the air conditioner duct work.
Cupps is white. Police did not release any information about the officers involved.
Alabama authorities say a home burglary suspect has died after police used a stun gun on the growling man, adding he resisted officers who found him in a house and wrapped in what looked like material from the air conditioner duct work.
Birmingham Police Lt. Sean Edwards say a homeowner called police Tuesday about glass breaking and someone yelling in his basement. Edwards says officers entered and used a stun gun several times on a white suspect before handcuffing him, adding the man was "extremely irritated" throughout and didn't obey verbal commands.
Edwards says the man, who he didn't identify, was later pronounced dead at a hospital. He says it's unknown if the suspect had a previous medical condition or was under the influence of some foreign substance.
The officers and their races weren't identified.