Suspect dead after being shocked by RCMP Taser
LANGLEY, B.C. - A B.C. robbery suspect is dead after crashing through a window and being shocked by an RCMP Taser.
RCMP say a tip led them to a home in suburban Langley, B.C., where they believed a suspect in a Tuesday morning bank robbery had fled.
Police were outside the home when they say a man crashed through a second-storey window, naked and bleeding from a chest wound. Despite the wound, police say the man resisted arrest and they shocked him with a stun gun.
The man was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The RCMP Major Crimes Unit and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team are investigating the incident with the oversight of Vancouver police.
The use of the shock weapons has been under scrutiny since Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski died after RCMP officers shocked him with a Taser at the Vancouver airport in October 2007. A public inquiry into Dziekanski's death is scheduled to get underway in November.