LEMON GROVE–Sheriff’s homicide detectives Saturday are investigating the death of an unidentified a 54-year-old black male who was involved in an altercation with deputies at a townhome complex in Lemon Grove.
On Friday, deputies from the Lemon Grove sub-station received multiple 911 calls from the residents at the townhome complex located at 8100 block of Lemon Grove Way. Callers reported that an adult male, who was not a resident of the complex, was seen jumping fences into the resident’s backyards and attempting to gain entry into the townhomes. The callers also said the man was acting as if he were under the influence of drugs.
Deputies arrived a short time later and contacted the suspect in the complexes’ common patio area. Deputies ordered the suspect multiple times to lie on the ground but he refused. Both deputies deployed their department issued tasers, striking the suspect. The man went to the ground but continued to ignore commands to comply and attempted to stand again. A second round of taser was deployed with the same minimal effect.
Deputies engaged the man and were able to wrestle him into submission and place him into handcuffs.
The identity of the man has not been released.