Missouri teen shot with stun gun out of coma

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City teenager is no longer in a medically induced coma and is speaking with family members after a police officer critically injured him with a stun gun.

The Kansas City Star reports 17-year-old Bryce Masters of Independence began slowly recovering overnight and was able to answer questions from hospital staff on Wednesday. Family attorney Daniel Haus says the teen is breathing on his own but remains in critical condition.

Masters’ family has said his heart stopped after he was shocked with the stun gun during a traffic stop Sunday in Independence.

Police say he was combative and wouldn’t comply with the officer’s demands. They say he was pulled over because of a warrant associated with the license plate on the car, which belonged to someone else.

 

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