Police Taser Barb Hits Toddler

Taser did not generate any electrical shock

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    A toddler was hit by a taser barb while police chased a suspect in Nestor Friday, according to officials.

    A San Diego police officer was chasing 29-year-old parolee Alejandro Rojas through a strip mall at 500 Saturn Blvd., allegedly for shoplifting, when the officer deployed a taser.

    One of the taser barbs struck a 3-year-old girl who was with her parents but the taser did not generate any electrical shock, according to police.

    A taser barb also struck Rojas, who was arrested.

    Officials said the shoplifting suspect and parolee resisted arrest at the scene. He has a history with narcotics and domestic violence.

    Rojas was booked into San Diego Central Jail on charges of resisting arrest and being under a controlled substance. He’s scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

    The toddler was treated at the scene and was not taken to the hospital.
     

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