ME: Several Factors Caused Death Of Man Tased At Tulsa Casino

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 4:36 pm
By: Richard Clark

The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office blames several factors for the death of a man who died while being arrested at the Osage Casino Tulsa in February.

Terry Price, 41, died on February 20, 2015 while being arrested by Osage County deputies.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is in charge of the case.

According to an OSBI spokesperson, Osage County deputies were called to the Osage Casino to assist an Osage Nation police officer with a man who had been banned from the casino.

Deputies said Price began fighting a security officer after a vehicle and foot chase so an officer used his Taser on Price. Deputies said he died on the scene.

The medical examiner lists the cause as sudden cardiac death associated with physical restraint in prone position with hands cuffed behind back, multiple electroshock weapon discharges, an enlarged heart and acute phencyclidine (PCP) intoxication.

The medical examiner classified the manner of death as unknown/undetermined.

Price had a long history with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 1992 on four counts of shooting with intent to kill and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. 

He later did time for DUI and eluding a police officer and was on a suspended sentence for domestic abuse at the time of his death.