A person died while in police custody, Oakland Police have announced, saying that the loss of life happened following the use of a Taser.

If that sounds confoundingly vague, you're not wrong: Oakland police are releasing few details on the case, saying via press release that the death happened at 2:26 p.m. Thursday on the 4100 block of Foothill Boulevard, in Fruitvale.

Characterizing the incident as "an in custody death involving an electronic control weapon (TASER - intermediate force option)," the Oakland Police Department says that "the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau will determine the cause of death."

The OPD declined to provide any identifying details on the deceased, saying only that "additional information will be provided at a later time."

The death will be investigated by OPD's Homicide Section and Internal Affairs Division, they say, with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is conducting an independent and parallel investigation.

Even with these mere fragments of information, this news is sure to galvanize both sides of the current debate on arming San Francisco police officers with Tasers. According to Mission Local, that "debate will continue on Oct. 2 at SFPD headquarters, where a working group, comprising several local organizations, will work on crafting the Taser policy that the Police Commission will later vote on."