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Lionel Nathan Waters, 35
Milford, Delaware
January 10, 2016

Agencies: Delaware State Police | Delaware Attorney General's Office

Last updated: 7 months ago

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A Milford man who was shocked with a stun gun by state police on Dec. 20 after brandishing a gun died two weeks later, prompting a death investigation by the department and the state Attorney General's Office.

Lionel Waters, 35, died at the Hospice Center of Delaware, Sgt. Richard Bratz said. He has been hospitalized since the police encounter, when an officer deployed his divisionally issued stun gun after Waters refused to put down his weapon. Waters went into cardiac arrest after multiple troopers struggled to take him into police custody, Bratz said.

Police on scene at the home in the 600 block of Milford-Harrington Highway began administering CPR until paramedics arrived, Bratz said. Waters was transported to Milford Memorial Hospital and listed in critical, but stable, condition, he said.