Man dies after being shocked with Taser by Ocoee police

OCOEE, Fla. — A death investigation is underway in Ocoee after a 33-year-old man died after being shocked with a Taser by police, officers said.

Police said the incident occurred around 11 p.m. Thursday after officers responded to a disturbance call on Calliope Street at the Windsor Landings subdivision.

Ocoee police said when they arrived at the home, the situation escalated and an officer deployed a Taser.

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Jean Samuel Celestin was struck with the Taser and his condition started to deteriorate, officials said.

Police said officers performed life-saving measures on Celestin, but he still needed to be taken a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Ocoee officers wear body cameras, so there is likely video of the incident, but they have not said when, or if, any video will be released.

Ocoee police said they have handed everything they have over to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for its investigation.

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