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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida inmate injured after a fight with officers who used a stun gun has died.

The Florida Times-Union ( ) reports 44-year-old Paul Testa was taken off of life support on Tuesday.

Testa was arrested after a neighbor complained he was in the backyard fighting with a dog. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says Testa was combative and that officers used a stun gun to restrain him.

Authorities say Testa became angry again later after a judge committed him to a mental hospital. Officers restrained Testa again using a stun gun, and he was sent to a hospital in critical condition.

Sheriff’s officials are investigating whether excessive force was used.

Testa’s attorney Eugene Nichols is asking for a state investigation into Testa’s death.


Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union,