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Elderly man’s death by police ruled a homicide

The death of an elderly man killed by police with a bean-bag gun has been ruled a homicide.

Authorities say 95-year-old John Wama died Saturday after a fight with Park Forest police.

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The death of an elderly man killed by police with a bean-bag gun has been ruled a homicide by  the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Authorities say 95-year-old John Wama died Saturday after a fight with Park Forest police.

They say he was threatening officers with a foot-long knife, a cane and a shoehorn so they used a taser and bean-bag gun to subdue him.

The medical examiner’s office says Wama died from the bean bags causing stomach bleeding and blunt force trauma.

A 95-year-old man in Park Forest died in a violent confrontation with police, because he didn’t want to be committed for medical treatment.

PoliceLights400x225Police say they went to the “Victory Centre,” a senior living community, Friday evening when John Warna refused to get into an ambulance.

They say he attacked them with a cane and a 12-inch knife.

They responded with beanbag guns.

One of the beanbags hit Warna in the abdomen, and he died of internal bleeding.

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