COLONIE, N.Y. - Autopsy results gave no new answers to an incident that occurred at a Gold's Gym on Troy-Schenectady Road on Monday morning, leaving a Troy man dead.
Late Tuesday afternoon, the Colonie Police Department released a short statement that said an autopsy had been conducted on 32-year-old Chad L. Brothers, and the determination following autopsy was classified as "pending investigation."
A 9-1-1 call into the Colonie Police Department around 6:30 a.m. reported Brothers was enraged, fighting with other patrons and damaging gym property.
Witnesses tell police he was intentionally speeding up treadmills other people were using, as well as pushing over machines, some weighing up to 700 lbs.
When the first officer arrived to the scene, a female officer, Brothers was still causing a disturbance and started throwing items at the officer.
The officer tried to take Brothers into custody, commanding him to calm down, but the 6'1'' and 240 lb. man continued to cause a ruckus. The officer attempted to handcuff him, and when she was unable to do that, she deployed her pronged taser. At that time, the officer said Brothers attempted to grab her taser away.
Two additional officers arrived at the scene, each using their own taser on Brothers.
Police say Brothers was stunned four to five times, in all.
After taken into custody, Brothers went into cardiac arrest. The officers at the scene, as well as a gym patron, began CPR on the victim before Colonie EMS arrived.
Brothers was taken to Albany Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Colonie police say two officers sustained minor injuries during the struggle.
The officers involved in the incident have been put on paid administrative leave pending the end of the investigation.
Colonie Police Chief Steven Heider says his officers were jusified in what they did.
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