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Naked man dies after being tasered in Henry County

Officers found the man walking down the street.

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — Reports of a naked person walking down a Henry County street ended with a death and, now, a state investigation.

The Henry County Police Department called in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to look into a use of force case that involved multiple departments and a combative suspect.

Around 10 p.m. on Saturday, officers with the Hampton Police Department responded to a naked man walking down Oak Street. Hampton Police said he became combative when they found him, so they requested Henry County Police for assistance.

During the incident, the GBI reports the man was tasered by officers from both departments before being subdued. However, this is when authorities said he "exhibited signs of medical distress" and medical services were dispatched to the scene.

The man, later identified as 24-year-old Fernando Rodriguez of Forest Park, was taken to Piedmont Henry Hospital before being rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital. That's where, according to the GBI, he died.

The GBI's investigating into the death is still ongoing. Once complete, it will be turned over to the Henry County District Attorney's Office for review.


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