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Various Agencies Probe Death Of Man In Pocatello Home Invasion

Various law enforcement agencies are investigating the death of a man authorities said dove through a window into a Pocatello home and was later Tasered by police.

In a statement Thursday, the Idaho State Police said the investigation in the death of Kevin Benglan, 26, continues under the Eastern Idaho Critical Incident Protocol. Investigators from the ISP (Districts 5 and 6, and the Forensics Lab), the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office, the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office, the Idaho Falls Police Department and the Blackfoot Police Department are working on the case.

An autopsy was performed Thursday in Boise by forensic pathologist Dr. Charles Garrison, according to the ISP.

Pocatello police earlier said Benglan was inside a house at 2233 South Second Street when they arrived Tuesday after a 911 call about a home invasion. Benglan had gotten cut up when diving through the window, and local police said he was exhibiting violent behavior and had to subdue him with a Taser.

Benglan was unresponsive and not breathing and was taken to Portneuf Medical Center. He died at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The ISP warned against rumors about the incident and is asking the public to be patient.

“Although there may be rumors and speculation floating around as to what happened, we encourage the public to have patience and let the professionals do their jobs,” said ISP Capt. Eric Dayley. “We have highly competent investigators with specialized training working on this case. We ask that people do not jump to conclusions until all the facts come out.”

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