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Salinas man dies after getting hit by taser stun gun

SALINAS, Calif. A Salinas man who was shot several times by police using a Taser electric stun gun has died.

Salinas police say Robert Clark Heston died around 7:30 last night. The 40-year-old Heston was hospitalized Saturday afternoon after his heart stopped when he was hit by taser darts.

Officers who responded to a report of a domestic disturbance say they saw Heston attack his 66-year-old father, and then attacked them as well.

Police say even after hitting Heston with several of the electric tasers, he resisted attempts to be taken into custody.

When officers were able to subdue him they noticed he had stopped breathing.

Police say they were able to revive Heston using C-P-R. He was taken to a Salinas hospital, where he died last night.

Copyright 2005 Associated Press.

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