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Theft suspect dies after police use stun gun

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Authorities say a South suburban man has died two weeks after police used a stun gun on him.

The Cook County medical examiner says 23-year-old Dominique Franklin of Sauk Village died Tuesday afternoon. Police used a stun gun on him during a retail theft arrest on May 7 at a Chicago drugstore. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Franklin fell to the ground and suffered a head injury afterward.

Franklin had been charged with resisting an officer and retail theft.

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