Funeral Home Donates Services for Miami Beach Teen Who Died After Police Taser Incident

Funeral and burial services donated for 18-year-old Israel Hernandez

A Miami Lakes funeral home has donated services for the Miami Beach teen who died after he was stunned by a police Taser last week.

Vista Memorial Gardens has donated funeral and burial services for Israel Hernandez, who died Tuesday morning. The wake will be held Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. with a burial service scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, both at the funeral home at 14200 Northwest 57th Avenue.

FDLE to Review Police Investigation of Death of Miami Beach Teen

Hernandez, 18, was spotted by officers spray painting graffiti on an abandoned storefront at 71st Street and Collins Avenue just after 5 a.m. Tuesday. He died an hour after Miami Beach Police used a Taser to stop him when he allegedly ran away from officers.

The police department is conducting its own investigation into the death and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will review the case, along with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office after the Hernandez family pressed for an independent investigation.

Family and friends held vigils for the teen over the weekend, and asked for more answers in his death.

"We see this as a first step in getting the answers that the Hernandez family needs and deserves," said Todd McPharlin, attorney for the Hernandez family.

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