Police use electroshock weapon to subdue man suspected of domestic battery

Police use electroshock weapon to subdue man suspected of domestic battery

Officers used an electroshock weapon to subdue a man suspected of domestic battery early Tuesday, police said.

Madison police said officers responded to a report of a domestic violence call on Vernon Avenue at 6:03 a.m. A concerned citizen had called 911 after hearing a woman woman crying and asking for help.

Officers had to to force entry into an apartment from where the pleas had been heard, according to the report. Officers found a 27-year-old woman inside who had suffered head injuries.

Police said 21-year-old Omar S. Reed, of Madison, was combative and kicked a police sergeant in the chest. Reed reportedly struggled with multiple officers and was eventually brought under control after police deployed a Taser twice.

Reed was arrested on tentative charges of battery to police officer, domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct, resisting and a probation violation.