Man Shocked by Police Taser Dies

Dominique Franklin, Jr. was charged with resisting arrest and retail theft earlier this month

A Sauk Village man shocked by a police Taser earlier this month after a reported burglary at a Walgreens store died Tuesday afternoon.

Dominique Franklin, Jr., 23, of the 21000 block of Olivia Avenue in the far south Chicago suburb, died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a spokesperson with the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said.

Franklin was charged May 8 with two counts of of resisting a peace officer and a one felony count of retail theft, police said.

He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital the day earlier after hitting his head on a light pole after officers used a Taser on him. Authorities said Franklin was running away after stealing from a Walgreens store on the 1600 block of North Wells Street.

The exact cause of Franklin's death was unknown as of 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Contact Us