39°FFog/MistFull Forecast

Chicago man dies after police use stun gun

Published: Monday, July 21, 2014 11:19 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014 11:21 p.m. CST

CHICAGO – Authorities said a 41-year-old man has died after Chicago police used a stun gun while trying to break up a fight.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported 41-year-old Francisco Rocha of Chicago died Saturday afternoon on the city’s Southwest Side. The Cook County medical examiner and police said Rocha was involved in a fight with several other men when officers arrived at the scene.

Police said officers couldn’t control Rocha so they used the stun gun. Rocha was pronounced dead at Saint Anthony Hospital.

The medical examiner’s office said Sunday that autopsy results were inconclusive pending further studies.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Northwest Herald.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Reader Poll

Have you ever checked the Illinois treasurer's website to see if you were owed money?
Yes, I found some
Yes, but no luck
No, but I'm going to now