PHOENIX - An Arkansas man visiting Arizona to introduce his fiancé to his family wound up dead after being tasered by police. DPS Lt. Steve Harrison says 36-year-old Mark Andrew Morse was walking northbound on the southbound I-17 near Metrocenter when an officer approached him. "Mr. Morse took a combative stance, basically a boxer's type stance [a.k.a. frustrated], became verbally abusive," Harrison said. "Officer deployed a taser, tased Mr. Morse once." [chest?]
"[The officer] was able to take him into custody, handcuff him without any further incident, (*)" Harrison said. [*...well, except for that unfortunate ending-up-dead thing...]
"Shortly after taking him into custody, Mr. Morse developed some sort of medical condition." Morse died later at the hospital.
Harrison says Morse appeared to be under the influence, but the medical examiner hasn't determined the cause of death. According to The Arizona Republic, Morse left the motel after arguing with his fiancé. His family says he never abused drugs or alcohol. [LINK]