ANAHEIM (AP) — Anaheim police say a suspect was hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a medical problem when officers used a stun gun on him during an arrest.
Sgt. Daron Wyatt says officers responded late Saturday to a call about a suspicious man who was following a woman in a residential area.
Wyatt says when officers approached Fermin Vincent Valenzuela, the 32-year-old “used physical force to push” them. That’s when officers deployed the stun gun.
Wyatt says Valenzuela suffered some kind of medical problem while being taken into custody.
His family’s attorney, James Segall-Gutierrez, told the Orange County Register on Sunday that Valenzuela suffered cardiac arrest and was in a medically induced coma.
Wyatt said he didn’t know if Valenzuela was armed.