Man dies days after Jeffersontown officer used taser on him
Published: Aug. 1, 2018 at 1:19 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2018 at 5:04 PM EDT
JEFFERSONTOWN, KY (WAVE) - A knife-wielding man whom police used a Taser on has died.
According to a release from the Jeffersontown Police Department, "a citizen flagged down" an officer about "a man armed with a knife" on July 19.
The officer arrived and found the man, Christopher A. Roberts, 32, with the knife, who ignored the officer's commands to drop the weapon.
That's when the officer used the Taser to subdue Roberts, who fell and suffered injuries that required him to be taken to UofL Hospital.
Roberts has since died, according to the release from JPD on Wednesday.
The police department is investigating and is expected to release more information next week.
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