A man died while being taken into custody in Lake Los Angeles, but investigators have not determined the cause of death, Sheriff’s homicide detectives said Sunday.
It happened at 4:30 p.m. Saturday on the 40000 block of 176th Street East, Deputy Armando Vierra Jr. of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said.
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Deputies were searching for a felony suspect being sought for making criminal threats when they found him in the backyard of his home, according to Deputy Wally Bracks of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Initially, the suspect complied with orders to put his hands behind his back before turning around and punching one of the two deputies onto the ground, Bracks said. He then straddled the deputy’s chest and continued the attack, the deputy said.
The deputy’s partner used a Taser on the suspect, but it had no effect, Bracks said. The suspect then knocked the second deputy to the ground before nearby residents jumped in to help take the man into custody, he said.
He continued to fight while in handcuffs when deputies noticed his breathing became labored as he calmed down, Bracks said. Deputies and then firefighters administered CPR after the man became unresponsive, but those efforts were unsuccessful and the man was pronounced dead at the scene, Vierra and Bracks said.
The two deputies were treated for minor injuries at a hospital and released, Bracks said.
The investigation is continuing and anyone with information was asked to call the Sheriff’s homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.
–City News Service
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