A burglary suspect has died after being shot by a Taser in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Staffordshire Police had been called to a property after receiving reports of a burglary shortly after 1am on Monday morning.
The occupants had left their house, leaving the man inside.
Officers discharged a Taser during the incident, but the suspected burglar became unresponsive after being taken to a police vehicle.
Paramedics from the West Midlands Ambulance Service tried to treat the man, but he died a short time later.
The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
A spokesman for the Staffordshire force said: "A detailed investigation is under way and the scene will remain cordoned off while the investigation continues.
"Local officers will be in the community throughout the day talking to residents".