An autopsy is being performed on a man who died after being tasered by police during a foot chase.
Larry Bell, 46, was arrested by St. Joseph police early Wednesday morning.
Police say Bell ran from officers after he was pulled over during a traffic stop on the 2300 block of S. 11th around 2:30 a.m.
The chase came to an end on the 2400 block of S. 12th street.
Sometime during the pursuit police say an officer deployed his taser on Bell.
A brief struggle ensued before the officer could take Bell into custody.
He was handcuffed and taken to the Law Enforcement Center.
Police say as Bell was getting out of the squad car, he complained of trouble breathing and collapsed.
Bell was taken to Heartland where he was pronounced dead.
The name of the officer involved has not been released.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is now handling the investigation.