(January 28, 2016)—Another life taken tragically after 88 year-old native New Mexican Fidencio Duran became frantically depressed following the death of his wife of sixty-seven years. While mourning, he left his home on foot, wearing only one shoe, as well as being shirtless, only to be shot down by Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Officers over 15 times with pepperballs from close range. These pepperballs embedded into his skin, eventually leading to his death, one month later.
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A pepper-spray projectile, also called a pepper-spray ball, pepper-ball or pepper-spray pellet is a frangible projectile containing a powdered chemical that irritates the eyes and nose in a manner similar to pepper spray. These projectiles are fired from specially designed forced compliance weapons or modified paintball guns.
A pepper-spray projectile may be a sphere, hence the name pepper-ball, but it may also come in other shapes. The irritant payload may differ from product to product but is usually a powder, less frequently a liquid, gas or aerosol. Some companies offer different substances as payload for their projectiles and launcher systems, so potential seller can choose a substance that is certified for use in their country. Also, projectiles with an inert dummy payload are often offered, for training and testing purposes.
A powder called PAVA (capsaicin II) pepper is often used.
Pepper-spray weapons systems are used by law enforcement, military and other organizations, and individuals. The weapon is used generally in the role of stand-off weapons, where physical proximity to a suspect is deemed dangerous but deadly force is not warranted. The systems are not limited to classic standoff situations and allow agents to apply as many rounds as required to bring individual suspects, multiple suspects, or crowds into compliance.