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DECATUR — A stun gun was used on a 29-year-old man who repeatedly tried to kick officers as he was being arrested early Thursday, police said.

A signed affidavit said that while responding to a shots fired call in the 1000 block of West Grand Avenue, officers found the vehicle of a possible suspect in the area at about 3:30 a.m. 

The vehicle looked like it had been involved in a crash, the affidavit said. Soon after officers found the vehicle, police said a man who looked like he was involved in a crash was found inside a store in the 1300 block of North Illinois 48. 

A Macon County sheriff's deputy responded to the store to assist Decatur police officers, the affidavit said, and the deputy said that the man was in handcuffs while being searched for a weapon.

He resisted as officers attempted to take him out of the store and tried to kick the officers, the affidavit said. After the man was put in the back of a squad car, officers said he ignored verbal commands and repeatedly tried to get out. 

Eventually, the affidavit said, a stun gun was used on his left leg to stop him. The man was taken to Decatur Memorial Hospital for treatment and later to the Macon County Jail. 

The man faces preliminary charges of aggravated assault to a police officer and resisting arrest, both of which are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office. He was being held in the jail on $30,000 bond Friday.

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