Sacramento Suspect Dies After Leaping From Moving Squad Car

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — Officials say a Sacramento-area man has died after kicking out the rear window of a squad car and leaping out while the vehicle was moving.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull says Ryan Ellis, 29, died Friday of a major head injury.

He died about 14 hours after he was arrested on suspicion of violating a domestic violence restraining order by being near the residence of his estranged wife in the suburban North Highlands area.

The man, whom officials did not immediately name, was also wanted for violating terms of his parole.

Turnbull says he was arrested without incident. But the handcuffed suspect kicked out the squad car’s window and jumped while he was being taken to jail, hitting his head.

He was hospitalized in critical condition before dying.