Man dead after police use stun gun on him

Authorities say a man has died after police used a stun gun on him in a Gulfport restaurant.

Local news outlets report that the incident occurred Saturday night after police responded to a disorderly conduct call.

Gulfport police Sgt. Damon McDaniel said in a news release that police found the 53-year-old man outside the restaurant and attempted to investigate the incident. McDaniel says the man was resistant and officers deployed a stun gun to subdue him.

Police say the man continued to act erratically.

The suspect was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities have not released his name.

The District Attorney's Office and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are investigating the case.