Autopsy scheduled for 95-year-old man who died after confrontation with police

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An autopsy will be done on the body of a 95-year-old man in the South Suburbs, after he was hit with bean-bag rounds by police and later died.

Park Forest police were called to Victory Centre of Park Forest after the man, identified as John Warna, threatened staff with a cane and shoe horn.

Warna was being involuntarily committed for medical treatment.

When he refused to surrender, an officer tasered him. Police said still didn’t subdue him, and Warna picked up a large butcher knife.

Police fired a beanbag-like round from a shotgun at the man after a Tazer failed to subdue him, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after being transferred there from St. James Hospital and Health Centers in Chicago Heights.

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