The autopsy on a Springfield man who died after being shot by a Taser shows high levels of a synthetic drug in the system of Joshua Nossoughi.
Nossoughi died July 9 after a struggle with Battlefield police and Greene County deputies. Officers used pepper spray and twice tasered the man they believe tried to break into Battlefield City Hall.
Medical Examiner Dr. Carl Stacy tells KSPR NEWS the man had an elevated body temperature when he died because of the drug.
KSPR News asked if the fight with police on a hot July afternoon or the Taser caused his death.
"The struggle and the fight he had with police and his running around could have; but in my opinion it was not a major contributing factor," Stacy said.