An unidentifed Harris County sheriff pulled over a white pickup for a traffic violation on June 14th. The driver, Jose Jimenez, was asked to get out of his vehicle. We don't know what was said ... but, the deputy indicates that Jimenez hit him in the chest and began running away. The deputy says that he caught up to Jimenez about 75 feet away from the traffic stop and pumped him with 50,000 volts of electricity from his taser gun.
Paramedics were called to the scene to drive to save Jimenez's life with CPR. He was eventually taken to the Houston Northwest Medical Center. Jose Alfredo Jimenez died at the hospital.
The incident remains under investigation. Please POST A COMMENT ('Village Voices') if you have any additional information to share on this taser-related electrocution.