Songwriter's Son Dies Following Taser Shock

Patrick Aaron Lee, 21, died Saturday (Sept. 24) after Nashville police subdued him with a Taser stun gun late Thursday night at a local music club. He is the son of Earl Bud Lee, co-writer of Garth Brooks' 1991 breakthrough hit, "Friends in Low Places." The younger Lee was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center following a confrontation with officers at the Mercy Lounge. Lee had been kicked out of the club twice that night for allegedly acting in an erratic manner and attempting to get onto the stage. When he began acting aggressively toward police, he was hit by the Taser probes and shocked. Police said he told them he had taken LSD or PCP. According to the Mercy Lounge's Web site, a Grateful Dead cover band performed Thursday. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death, and an investigation is underway to determine if police obeyed proper procedures.

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