Death of Bahamas native zapped with stun gun twice by police in Connecticut ruled a homicide

The death of a medical school graduate from the Bahamas while in police custody in New London, Connecticut, has been ruled a homicide, but authorities say that doesn't mean the officers committed any crime.

The Day newspaper reports ( ) the chief medical examiner's office ruled recently the October death of 31-year-old Lashano Gilbert was a homicide caused by a fight with police that led to complications with what appeared to be a sickle cell disease condition.

Police say Gilbert was arrested for an attempted carjacking and died after fighting with officers and being zapped with a stun gun twice within eight hours.

State police are still investigating Gilbert's death.

The homicide ruling means Gilbert's death was at least in part caused by another person.

Gilbert's family says it learned about the results last week.


Information from: The Day,