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Death of teen tasered by police said to be accidental

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MIAMI (WSVN) -- According to 7News sources, Israel Hernandez, who died after he was tasered by police, died due to cardiac arrest.

Israel Hernandez, 18, was tasered by Miami Beach Police officers back in Aug. of 2013 after he was caught spray painting a shuttered McDonald's in North Beach.

According to police, there was a brief chase on foot and police tasered Hernandez. The 18-year-old, who was unarmed, died subsequently.

The family later filed a lawsuit against the Miami Beach Police Department and the City of Miami Beach. It is unknown how this information will affect the lawsuit.

On Thursday, 7News sources said the official cause of death has been ruled accidental due to cardiac arrest.

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