Man who died after being tased by police in St. Cloud identified

The Midwest Medical Examiner's office has identified the man who died after police deployed a Taser on him Wednesday in St. Cloud. 

In a press release from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the man has been identified as 41-year-old David John Beckes. 

According to the St. Cloud Police Department, officers were sent to a report regarding an unresponsive man in an apartment on the 10 block of Wilson Avenue Southeast at 3:16 p.m. Wednesday. 

Before officers got to the apartment, the female caller said the man identified as Beckes was now responsive and possibly having a seizure. A short time later the female caller told dispatch that Beckes was becoming physically aggressive toward her and eventually began assaulting and choking her. 

Man involved in altercation dies after being tased by police in St. Cloud

Once officers arrived at the scene, they received no answer at the door and ultimately breached the door to gain access to the injured victim. Officers found Beckes inside the apartment and deployed a Taser at him while taking him into custody. During the arrest, one officer was hurt and Beckes became unresponsive again. 

Beckes was transported to St. Cloud Hospital, where he later died. 

The cause and manner of Beckes's death are pending toxicology testing and microscopic examination results.

Officers involved in the incident have been placed on standard administrative leave. 

The BCA is conducting an investigation at the request of the St. Cloud Police Department.