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Jose Maldonado died at Hartford Hospital
State Police say a 22-year-old suspect in custody for an alleged domestic dispute has died after police tried to subdue him with a stun gun.
Police say Jose Maldonado of Manchester was arrested early Sunday morning after East Hartford police responded to a complaint of a dispute. Police say he damaged a vehicle occupied by a family including two adults and three children. Police say one adult was injured by broken glass.
Police say Maldonado was combative and resisted arrest. He was taken to East Hartford Police Department for booking on charges of risk of injury to a minor, assault and resisting arrest.
Police say he again became combative and was subdued by a stun gun. Police say he seemed to suffer medical distress. He died at Hartford Hospital.
State Police are investigating.
Police descend on Michael Smith’s home
NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine — Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man’s home after members of a tree removal crew he’d told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun.
Turns out the “gun” the tree crew had seen on Michael Smith of Norridgewock was just a life-sized tattoo of a handgun on his stomach.
Smith, who works nights, was asleep when the tree crew contracted by a utility to trim branches near power lines, woke him up at about 10 a.m. Tuesday.
He went outside shirtless and yelled at the workers to leave. When he’s not wearing a shirt, the tattoo looks like a gun tucked into his waistband.
Smith tells the Morning Sentinel the tattoo has never been a problem before.