DA Investigating Death Of Man Following Arrest In Fall River
The Bristol County District Attorney's Office is investigating after a man died after Fall River Police used a TASER on him.
Spokesman Gregg Miliote says that officers drove to 584 Mount Hope Ave. Monday afternoon to arrest a 37-year-old Dartmouth woman with outstanding warrants, and police believed she was staying at the home.
A preliminary investigation concluded that the woman ran back into the home after she was spotted by the officers who followed her into the home.
As they were attempting to make the arrest a man, identified as 48-year-old Scott Macomber of Brockton, interfered with the arrest and a struggle allegedly ensued.
During the struggle a department issued TASER was used to subdue Macomber and he was arrested on charges of interfering with a police officer, resisting arrest, and assault and battery of a police officer.
Miliote says Macomber was taken to a cruiser and Fall River Rescue was called, which is the policy whenever someone is tazed.
However, Macomber went into cardiac arrest before Fall River Rescue arrived and he was transported to St. Anne's Hospital where he was prounced dead at 1:20 a.m.
An autopsy will be performed by the state Medical Examiner's Office to determine cause of death.
Miliote says Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the office are conducting a thorough investigation which includes interviewing witnesses and those involved in the incident.
No further comments will be provided until the investigation is complete, according to Miliote.