10/08/2010

Pa. man with history of violence toward police is killed

The 18-year-old man who had a history of mental-health problems dies in an attempt by police to subdue him

By Robert Moran
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — An 18-year-old man with mental-health problems died Thursday after being hit twice by Taser cartridges during a confrontation with police in Northeast Philadelphia, a Police Department spokesman said.

Patrick Johnson was pronounced dead at 1:10 p.m. at Nazareth Hospital, more than an hour after police were called to his home in the 6900 block of Souder Street, said Lt. Frank Vanore.

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