A pursuit in the North County ended with the death of a suspect while he was in the custody of San Diego County sheriff's deputies. NBC 7's Gene Cubbison reports.
A pursuit in rural North County ends with the death of the suspect while he was in the custody of San Diego County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday.
The suspect died outside the Fallbrook home of his relatives in the 1500-block of Hillcrest Lane, north of East Mission Road.
The incident began around 9:45 p.m. when deputies were trying to pull over a man seen driving erratically on a flat tire.
The driver crashed into a fence and ran into a house behind it.
Three deputies went in after him, according to a preliminary report, and the man began fighting with them.
They used a taser on him, that wasn't enough subdue him. The deputies then unleashed a dog that bit him.
It took a fourth deputy to finally get him cuffed.
When paramedics arrived to evaluate and treat him investigators say he stopped breathing, and could not be revived by emergency lifesaving procedures.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.