Moments after police kicked open an unlocked door Thursday on Thannisch Avenue, they had Jermaine Darden, 34, facedown on the floor, said his mother, Donna Randle.
Police said an officer fired his Taser when Darden resisted arrest.
His mother said several people shouted at officers that Darden, who had asthma, was not resisting but was struggling to breathe.
Darden died. The exact cause of death was not yet determined Friday.
-- Bill Miller