He suffered â€˜medical episodeâ€™ and paramedics treated him before he died in hospital
A 23-year-old man has died after police shot him with a Taser in Greater Manchester, authorities have confirmed.
The young man, who is yet to be identified, is said to have suffered a fatal â€œmedical episodeâ€ after officers hit him with a stun gun.
Police were responding to a disturbance at around 8.15pm last night in Gorton, Manchester, when they used the Taser to detain a man at the scene.
Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan said the force had received a 999 call reporting a man with a knife on Beard Road in Gorton, an area south east of the city
â€œOfficers were dispatched immediately and arrived in eight minutes,â€ he said. â€œOn arrival, a Taser was discharged to detain a 23-year-old man. At this time it is unclear what happened, but at some point afterwards the man suffered a medical episode.
â€œParamedics performed first aid on the man at the scene before he was taken to hospital where he sadly died.â€
Neighbours in the area said the man lived on the street with his mother and brother. One woman who lives close to the scene told the BBC they were â€œa very nice family who kept themselves to themselvesâ€.
Greater Manchester Police has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission â€“ the official forces watchdog â€“ and the death has been submitted to the local coroner for investigation.
Police family liaison officers are reportedly supporting the family
Man aged 23 dies after Manchester police shoot him with Taser