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UPDATE: Coroner: police bean bags killed 95-year-old man

CHICAGO (AP) - The Cook County Medical Examiner's office says a 95-year-old suburban Chicago man died from being shot with a police bean bag gun.

John Warna died Saturday following a scuffle with Park Forest police, who had to use a Taser and a bean bag gun to subdue him because he was threatening them with a foot-long knife, a cane and a shoehorn.

The medical examiner's office says Monday that Warna died from abdominal cavity bleeding and blunt force trauma from the bean bags. His death was ruled a homicide.

Investigators say Warna became upset after paramedics tried to take him to a medical facility. That's when he used the cane and a two-foot-long metal shoehorn to threaten paramedics and police before grabbing the butcher knife.

Police are reviewing the incident.

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