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Autopsy: Man shot with stun gun at San Diego border crossing died of cardiac arrest


SAN DIEGO — An autopsy finds a man who was shot multiple times with a stun gun by U.S. immigration authorities at a San Diego border crossing died of cardiac arrest.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office says in a report released Tuesday that 40-year-old Francisco Cesena's cardiac arrest occurred because he was shot with electricity, held face down on the ground, and he was under the influence of methamphetamine and heroin. The manner of death is ruled a homicide.

The report says the El Cajon resident became combative when he returned from Mexico at the San Ysidro port of entry Dec. 24 and was told he was being arrested. He was wanted on a felony arrest warrant.

Customs and Border Protection says it will conduct a review after the FBI investigates.

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