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Teen Dies After Being Tasered by Police

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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

An 18-year-old has died after cops use a Taser on him to stop him when he to flee him from a building he was tagging with graffiti, the Miami New Times reports. According to the police, Israel Hernandez was arrested, and once in custody he showed signs of medical distress. He was rushed to the hospital, where he later died. 

The New Times has a photo of what the teen was spraypainting on the former McDonalds building. 

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