Andrew J. Athetis (3552)

1/17/2007: Gilbert police were investigating a robbery in which Andrew Athetis allegedly hit a woman in the chest and took her keys, according to police. Police found Athetis, who had a recent history of heroin and amphetamine use, in a fountain. He started walking toward another officer but wouldn’t follow orders to stop. Officer Jeff Rhees fired the Taser, striking Athetis who landed with his arms under him. The officer shocked Athetis four times within 33 seconds when Athetis wouldn’t stay down. He died a short time later.

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