Man in critical condition after being Tasered by Galveston police

A man is in critical condition in Galveston after police shocked him with a Taser.

February 27, 2012 3:33:40 PM PST
A man is in critical condition in Galveston after police shocked him with a Taser.

Galveston police say eyewitnesses saw the man jumping off the balcony of a hotel off 61st. Officers checked him out and called paramedics for help. They believe the victim was on something.

Police say while waiting for medical treatment, the man wouldn't follow police commands, so he was hit with a Taser.

"He actually bumped into the deputy's car. The deputy just watched him for a few minutes, then he started undressing himself. The deputy felt it was necessary to make contact with him, to ascertain his well-being, and that's when they determined he was probably intoxicated on some substance," said Sgt. John W. Courtney with the Pasadena Police Department.

According to police, at one point, his heart stopped beating. He was taken to UTMB-Galveston.