This really makes me angry. This kid was not hurting anyone but now he is dead. You didn't use to need tazers to subdue someone but now it seems someone is dying every week after being tazered. JERSEYVILLE, Ill. Authorities are investigating the death of a 17-year-old boy who died after officers in this St. Louis-area community shot him twice with a stun gun while he carried a Bible and cordless telephone, shouting "I want Jesus." Roger Holyfield died Sunday night at a St. Louis hospital, a day after the former Jersey Community High School's confrontation with police.