Delaware Police Say Taser 'Malfunctioned' During Fatal Arrest

Official cause of death still to be announced


Tasers "malfunctioned" Sunday night when the first shot did not hit the suspect and the second shot appeared to have no effect on a Wilmington man who later died at an area hospital following a high-speed pursuit, a preliminary police investigation indicates.

The man was identified as Deomain Hayman, 28, of the 400 block of W. 29th St., Wilmington Police Cpl. Mark Ivey said. Results of an autopsy are pending additional testing and were not available Monday. The official cause of death will be released by the State Medical Examiner's Office "at a later date," Ivey said.

The stun guns were ineffective and the department is looking into why the devices did not work properly, he said.

H/T Charles WT