During the stop, Masters became uncooperative and physically resisted getting out of the car as Officer Tim Runnels had demanded, police said. At that time, the officer used the stun gun on the teen, they said.
The teen was put in a medically induced coma, the family said, and efforts began Monday night to bring him out of it. The family said it is guardedly optimistic, though it's too early to know the long-term effect of his injuries.
In its statement, the family stressed that the teen was not being treated for head trauma related to a fall or being struck. Witnesses told police they saw the officer drop Masters on the concrete, causing him to hit his head.
Curious to hear how people respond to this one.
17 yrs old
driving a car with warrants
was not shot for resisting
slammed on his head by police
probably going to be either dead or brain damaged as a result
CASE BEING INVESTIGATED BY FBI