Black Teenager Electrocuted for Stealing Hot Pockets!

I don't think my provocative headline is too out of line given the facts of this story:

Charlotte Teen Dies After Taser Shock At Work
Posted by: Cami Marshall, Web Producer 10 hrs ago (3/21/2008 8:08:47 AM)

A 17-year-old was killed by a police taser after a confrontation with his manager at the grocery store where he works.

Charlotte, NC -- A Charlotte teenager has died after being shocked with a Taser during a confrontation with police at the grocery store where he worked.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said 17-year-old Darryl Wayne died Thursday. An autopsy is pending.

The Charlotte Observer reported Friday that officers responded to a call at a Food Lion and saw Turner throwing something at a store manager.

Police said Turner appeared agitated, refused their commands and advanced toward an officer before the Taser was used.

Turner's mother, Tammy Fontenot, said her son told her earlier in the day that he had stolen Hot Pockets from the store and feared disciplinary action. Fontenot said she told him to go back to the store to face what happened.

Source: Associated Press

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Turner graduated first in his class at Crossroads Charter High School. He wished to be a personal trainer.