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Man Who Died After Taser Stun Admitted to Using PCP

Dallas Morning News via YellowBrix

September 14, 2010

WEST OAK CLIFF, TX – A robbery suspect who died after Dallas police officers tried to subdue him with a Taser in West Oak Cliff this weekend admitted to using a form of PCP, police said.

Freddie Lee Lockett, 30, of Irving told arresting officers he had used “wet,” a street name for PCP-laced marijuana. He died early Sunday, shortly after officers tried to subdue him multiple times with a Taser.

It will probably take months before the Dallas County medical examiner determines what caused Lockett’s death, but the preliminary indications are that the man’s symptoms are consistent with excited delirium, a medical state in which an overdose of adrenaline typically associated with drug use contributes to sudden death.

Officers responding to a robbery call in the 2900 block of South Westmoreland Road near West Kiest Boulevard about 11:30 p.m. Saturday spotted Lockett. He matched the description of the robbery suspect, so officers tried to detain him and a scuffle ensued, police said.

Lockett fled on foot and continued to resist arrest. Officers used a Taser on him multiple times, though it did not appear to have an effect, police said. Several additional officers responded to the scene, and Lockett was eventually captured.

An ambulance was called to check Lockett and his condition worsened, police said. He died at Methodist Dallas Medical Center about 1:05 Sunday morning, police said.

Dallas police have not released the names of the officers involved in the arrest.

Police officials scheduled and then abruptly canceled a news conference regarding the case Monday.

Lockett’s criminal record includes multiple felony drug convictions.

Staff Writer Kassi Schmitt contributed to this report.


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    t1401hm

    almost 4 years ago

    1754 Comments

    LOL Sourajeff, you're crazy.

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    t1401hm

    almost 4 years ago

    1754 Comments

    Guess tasers aren't that great after all.

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    bumperdog831

    almost 4 years ago

    264 Comments

    what a loss. world knows we need more middle aged PCP addicts and felons

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    VBST_Six

    almost 4 years ago

    116 Comments

    I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.

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    Sheepdog267

    almost 4 years ago

    1530 Comments

    A 30-year old PCP user. Oh, brother.

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    sourajeff

    almost 4 years ago

    12 Comments

    oh ok so you were using pcp when I tased you? thats why you died? ok thanks for the heads up and enjoy vanishing into my bedroom wall dead guy LoL!!!!!!!!!!

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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    He admitted to PCP and was conscious at the time of arrest. A altered state which is why the Taser has little visible effect. The Taser was working correctly. Lockett's heart was not.....

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Here I thought dead men told no tales.

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    arroyol

    almost 4 years ago

    696 Comments

    haha

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    SuzanneNGa

    almost 4 years ago

    16562 Comments

    LMAO oh my goodness, I was wondering how someone can speak after they die.... maybe I didn't read the article very well or the article was poorly written.

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 4 years ago

    50392 Comments

    Bump excop23260

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    FreezeP

    almost 4 years ago

    1456 Comments

    I hope i can tell things after i die!!LOL

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    bluelinefarms

    almost 4 years ago

    310 Comments

    thats so crazy first he dies and then all of a sudden he decides to tell us he was on PCP, i think criss angel was behind this

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    excop23260

    almost 4 years ago

    796 Comments

    Cant comment on the taser thingy, but this suspect admitted using PCP and then he died? I hate to see an unnecessary death but this does sound like a great argument agaiunst using PCP.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    I doubt if the taser wasn't working, i suspect that the suspect was failing to comply. remember a LE taser cycle is only 5 seconds, and some people are just slow learners.

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