MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A 28-year-old man who was stunned by police following a struggle at a YMCA in Minneapolis has died.
David Cornelius Smith had been on life support at Hennepin County Medical Center since the Sept. 9 incident.
Police spokesman Sgt. Jesse Garcia says Smith died at 9:30 p.m. Friday.
His uncle, Larry Smith of Oak Park, Ill. says Smith was declared brain dead and life support equipment had to be disconnected.
Police responded to the YMCA about a man who was disturbing members. Officers say they tried to physically remove the man from the sixth-floor gym, but he punched and kicked them. One officers used a Taser gun.
The two officers involved had been put on standard paid administrative leave. Both officers are back to work and the investigation continues.
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