A burglary suspect died following an altercation with officers Sunday night in Santa Ana.
Police responded to a report of a burglary at KV Engineering in the 2400 block of West First Street at about 9 p.m. The suspect ran to a nearby liquor store, where he was involved in an altercation with officers, police said.
No shots were fired, but a spokesman for the Santa Ana Police Department confirmed officers used force to take the man into custody. Details about the use of force were not immediately available.
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"Once subdued, the suspect went into medical distress," police said in a department statement. "Officers performed CPR while awaiting paramedics."
The man was hospitalized after he had trouble breathing, police said. He died at the hospital.
Details regarding a cause of death were not immediately available. Department spokesman Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said authorities are waiting for autopsy results.
The officers involved in the altercation were placed on administrative leave.
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