Man breaks ribs, clavicle after police use Taser on him
01/02/2013 1:48 PM
01/02/2013 4:02 PM
A man suffered multiple broken bones when he fell down stairs after officers used a Taser on him Tuesday night, police said.
The man’s wife told police he had threatened her and their 12-year-old daughter with a gun during an argument at their house in the 1000 block of North Water, Lt. Doug Nolte said. The house is between Broadway and Waco a few blocks west of the campus of Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis.
The 29-year-old mother and her daughter left the house after the man pulled out the gun and threatened to kill them, Nolte said. When officers arrived, the man came outside two different times, but refused to obey commands. When he came out a third time, he continued to ignore commands.
Officers used a Taser so they could take him into custody, but he fell down stairs and was injured, Nolte said. The 42-year-old man was taken to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis, where doctors discovered he had sustained two broken ribs and a broken clavicle in the fall.
He has been placed into the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at St. Francis, Nolte said. Upon his recovery, he will be arrested and booked into the Sedgwick County Jail.
Officers found a handgun just inside the residence’s front door and more weapons elsewhere in the house, Nolte said.
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.