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Sultan Man Dead After Taser Shock In Gold Bar

GOLD BAR, Wash. - A Sultan man is dead after a Taser shock during an encounter with Snohomish County sheriff's deputies. The Herald newspaper reports the man, who reportedly fought with deputies in Gold Bar, stopped breathing after being hit by the device Saturday.

Everett Police Sgt. Robert Goetz says officers were called to the scene of an early morning disturbance. The 25-year-old man reportedly charged a deputy, who used the Taser on him. After the man was hit, the deputies found he wasn't breathing. They began CPR and called for medical aid. The man was taken to a hospital but could not be revived.

This is the second time in a week that a man has died in Western Washington after being shocked by a Taser. A 27-year-old stopped breathing in Spanaway on Tuesday during an encounter with Pierce County authorities.

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