Israel Hernandez dies in Miami Beach after being shocked with stun gun

Police say Israel Hernandez was shocked after he tried to run from police. Photo: CNN

Investigators in Florida are looking into the death of an 18-year-old man after police used a shock device on him in an attempt to subdue him.

Authorities in Miami Beach shocked 18-year-old Israel Hernandez on Tuesday after he was caught spray-painting a building. Officers deployed their devices after he tried to run away.

It's not yet clear whether or not the use of the shock device led to Hernandez's death. His cause of death won't be known until the results of his autopsy are returned.