A suburban Chicago man died Monday night after he was Tasered while in police custody.
Jersey K. Green, of the 700 block of Fourth Avenue in Aurora, Ill., was Tasered late Monday after he jumped on a police squad car and apparently advanced toward an officer, the Chicago Tribune reports. He lost consciousness and, after being rushed to Rush-Copley Medical Center, was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
The fatal incident began, according to Fox Chicago, when police responded to several 911 calls reporting a man -- Green -- was acting wildly and jumping on top of parked cars on his block. When Green saw police, he reportedly attempted to run away and proceeded to jump on the hood of a marked squad car, which had arrived on the scene as a back-up. An officer then proceeded to fire a Taser into the man's side and upper thigh.
Green continued to struggle with officers and paramedics after an ambulance arrived and he was restrained, ABC Chicago reports. At one point, he spit out a bag containing a substance that appeared to be crack cocaine.
The man lost consciousness around 10:24 a.m. and received CPR while being transported in the ambulance, the Daily Herald reports.
An autopsy has been scheduled for later Tuesday and an investigation into Green's death, fronted by the Aurora Police Department's Investigative Deadly Force Team, is under way, according to the Herald.