Man dies wedged between buildings after fleeing SF Police

Jul 21, 2015 1:40 AM by Debbie Cobb

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a 23-year-old man who fled from Oakland police during a car stop was found dead while wedged in a thin gap between two buildings.

Oakland Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson tells the Oakland Tribune ( ) officers pulled over a vehicle Sunday afternoon when the driver fled on foot into a nearby yard.

Watson said Monday officers waited for backup to arrive before searching the neighborhood. Within a half hour, police found the man "wedged in a small space" between two buildings. Officers performed CPR while calling for paramedics.

The unidentified man died at a local hospital. The cause of his death was not immediately released.

She says the officers learned the man was wanted for a $10,000 warrant, and that they found a pound of marijuana inside the car.


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