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Man zapped by Edmonton police with taser dies in hospital

An investigative unit says a 39-year-old man who was zapped by Edmonton police with an electronic stun gun has died in hospital.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, known as ASIRT, says an autopsy will be done on the man who died Wednesday night.

He was hospitalized in serious condition last week after an encounter with police.

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There have been few details about what happened.

ASIRT hasn't said how many times the man was hit with a Taser, but media reports have quoted witnesses who said it was three times.

ASIRT reports to the Alberta Justice Department and investigates events involving serious injury or death that may have resulted from the actions of a police officer.

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