Robbery suspect dies after being shot with stun guns by California deputies, CHP officer


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POINT ARENA, California — Sheriff's officials in Northern California say a robbery suspect died after he was shot with stun guns by law enforcement officials trying to arrest him.

Thirty-nine-year-old Daniel Cedar Saulsbury was suspected of throwing rocks at a man and stealing a diaper bag on Wednesday in Point Arena, a city about three hours north of San Francisco.

Mendocino County Sheriff's officials tell the Press Democrat of Santa Rosa ( a California Highway Patrol officer later located Saulsbury, who resisted arrest. Two deputies and the CHP officer deployed their stun guns as they tried to take Saulsbury into custody. Sheriff's officials did not say how many times Saulsbury was shot with the stun guns.

But after he was detained, he showed signs of medical distress and died at the scene.

The Mendocino County District Attorney's office is investigating the death.

Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat,

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