A 95-year-old resident of a nursing home died early Saturday, hours after being shocked with a TaserSubmitted by doctor011 on Sun, 07/28/2013 - 10:00
Police are waiting for an autopsy to determine the cause of death of a 95-year-old Park Forest nursing home resident who died several hours after a confrontation with officers, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Park Forest Police say in a statement they were called to a Victory Center nursing home at 101 Main Street to assist a private ambulance company with what they say was a combative 95-year-old male resident who was being involuntarily committed for medical treatment.
According to the statement, arriving officers were confronted by the man identified as John Warna who was threatening paramedics and staff with a metal cane and a two-foot long metal shoehorn. Police say he would not drop the items and instead produced a foot-long butcher knife.
Again police say he refused to comply with verbal commands to drop it and they used a Taser which was ineffective. Officers then used non-lethal beanbag rounds and the man dropped the weapon and was taken into custody. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/07/27/elderly-man-dead-afte...