JAMESTOWN, New York — Investigators say a 30-year-old man who was shocked with an electronic stun gun while in police custody in western New York died because he had high levels of cocaine and the narcotic tramadol in his system.
Chautauqua County District Attorney David Foley tells local media outlets that Charles Baker Jr.'s death has been ruled an accident based on autopsy results.
The Jamestown man was arrested Feb. 16 and subdued with one jolt from the stun gun when he became combative at Jamestown Police headquarters. Officers took him to a hospital after he had a seizure two hours later in a jail cell. Baker died at the hospital after a second seizure.
Police say Baker was arrested after a traffic stop and was later found to have several baggies of cocaine.