A neighbour who witnessed an incident during which a man was Tasered by police in Auckland last Sunday thinks police used excessive force on him.The man died in hospital yesterday morning after being taken to the Auckland Police Custody Unit in what police described as an agitated state.Police have this afternoon named him as 29-year-old Alo Ngata, from Tonga.Police say they received multiple reports on Sunday of a male violently assaulting an elderly man outside a residential address in Beresford Street, Freemans Bay.A neighbour, who wishes to remain anonymous has today told 1 NEWS that before being Tasered, the man came up the resident's driveway."In the beginning I saw this guy and he came running up my driveway and was hanging on to his chest, bent over, and I thought he was having a heart attack. He was screaming in pain," the neighbour said."He then came back and ran towards the road towards a silver ute and began kicking and beating that and bashing his head on it. "Then he ran back off the road and was still holding on to his chest . So I called out to my son to ring the ambulance. Then the next minute I came out to see if he was okay and he was up holding onto his head saying, 'I've done it now, I've done it now'."The neighbour believes there had been a fight, "and I believe this guy had left the elderly guy lying on the ground"."I still wonder if he wasn't having a heart attack before he got Tasered, if he was holding on to his chest like he was. "He wouldn't have been older than 30. "I do think police used excessive force on him though."
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