BILLINGS — Medical records list "excited delirium" as the primary cause of death of a Billings man who was shocked with a stun gun at least four times as officers tried to arrest him last October.
Ryan Bain went into cardiac arrest at the jail and died two days later.
Billings physician Brad Fuller tells KULR-TV that "excited delirium" is a medical condition tied to chronic drug abuse in which a person has a lot of strength, doesn't seem to feel pain and will exhaust themselves to death.
KULR also reports that Bain may have had a similar experience in 2008, when he was shocked with a stun gun six times before being taken to the hospital and sedated.
A coroner's inquest into Bain's death is set for March 16.