Police: Teen on drugs dies after Taser hits
EULESS — An autopsy has been ordered on a teenager who died two days after police shot him with a Taser gun three times in order to subdue him.
Euless police said Kevin Omas of Grapevine had ingested two tabs of Ecstasy and four hits of LSD at a party before they were called to a reported disturbance early Sunday.
Authorities said Omas, 17, was unruly and charged at officers repeatedly. A supervisor fired all three Taser darts at Omas, zapping him with 50,000 volts of electricity each time, before he was subdued.
"The Taser was the only way for us to get control," Assistant Police Chief Harland Wesmoreland said.
Omas was treated at the scene by paramedics, then taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, where he went into a coma. He died Tuesday.
Euless police are conducting their own investigation in addition to the autopsy.