Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Man's Death After Confrontation With Police Ruled a Homicide

The Victory Centre of Park Forest
Saturday's death of a 95-year-old nursing home resident who was shocked by a Taser and struck with bean bag rounds during a confrontation with police has been ruled a homicide by officials in the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

An autopsy showed John Warna died of blunt force trauma to the abdomen from being hit with the bean bags.

Officials at the Victory Centre of Park Forest, the south suburban home where Warna lived, said the man was displaying "unusually aggressive behavior" on Friday evening. When police arrived, they said Warna was threatening paramedics and staff with a cane and a metal shoehorn.

Police said they struck him with a Taser and bean bag rounds after he threatened officers with a 12-inch butcher knife.

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Man's Death After Confrontation With Police Ruled a Homicide


Jeff said...

They couldn't take down a 95-year-old man without brute force?

Anonymous said...

Remember that Grandma who was tasered a year or so ago?

You'd think the police could handle elderly folks.