The Dallas Morning News reports police tried to talk to him but he went back in his apartment and jumped out a second floor window.
The commander of the unit investigating the case, Sgt. Gary Kirkpatrick, said one of the officers used a Taser to shock Smith three times and they took him to a mental hospital.
He was given medicine but had a seizure and was taken to another hospital where he died.
Freeman and Hughes were placed on routine paid administrative leave yesterday while the incident is investigated.
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