Man shot by Taser gun remains in hospital
April 16, 2011
The condition of the man accused of assaulting and threatening to kill several San Luis Obispo Police officers was upgraded from serious condition to fair condition earlier today.
Following an altercation with San Luis Obispo Police on Thursday, Jason McMaster, 37, was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center where he remains in the intensive care ward, said Ron Yukelson, spokesman for Sierra Vista Hospital.
McMaster threatened to kill police officers who responded to a call that a man was acting strangely and yelling profanities at Santa Rosa Park. The 6-foot-2-inch, 245-pound man violently resisted arrest.
McMaster, who has a history of violent crimes and assaulting law enforcement officers, was paroled from prison in February.
A former San Luis Obispo Police officer said he came close to shooting McMaster during a mid 90s raid on a meth house.
“He pulled a big-long switch blade and I heard a click,” Mike Brennler said. “I almost shot him.
“He realized I would shoot him and he dropped the knife. He is a real dangerous guy.”