Colorado Springs man who died after police Tased him is identified

The Colorado Springs man who died after police shocked him with a Taser was identified Thursday as 49-year-old Chad Burnett.

Burnett died Sunday after a confrontation with Colorado Springs police who were responding to a report that Burnett displayed a weapon, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. The officers tried to arrest Burnett and the sheriff’s office said Burnett started to resist.

Police used a Taser at least once during the struggle but the device didn’t appear to work, according to a news release. The officers then “controlled the suspect” using methods that are not identified in the news release.

Burnett then went limp and officers attempted CPR while waiting for paramedics. Burnett died at the scene.

The five officers who responded to the call, all uninjured, were placed on administrative leave, and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.

A Facebook page for Burnett says he ran a bike fitting business called Chaz Pro Bike Fit.

The El Paso County coroner’s office will determine the cause and manner of Burnett’s death.

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