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Police shot man twice with Taser, with no effect.
Burnsville police broke out the passenger windows of a man who was bouncing around and waving a dagger. Although an officer shot a Taser device twice, Map Kong got out of the car and ran across the parking lot.
Burnsville Police Department

Earlier this week, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension released the findings of their investigation into a fatal police shooting in Burnsville in April.  

The report states that officers used their Tasers twice before ultimately shooting and killing 38-year-old Map Kong in a McDonald's parking lot.

  One of the officers told the BCA, "I was fearful, again, of my life and my partners' lives at that time, knowing he wasn't going to be complying... The Taser was having no effect on him."

  To find out more on how effective tasers are in these situations, Tom Crann spoke with Peter Moskos, a former Baltimore police officer and current associate professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.