ELK GROVE, Calif. (KTXL) — Elk Grove police said a man died Thursday at the hospital following a physical confrontation with officers.
Officers first encountered the man around 1 p.m. when they were called to help the Consumnes Fire Department near Laguna Park and Seasons drives. According to police, an arriving officer saw the man acting erratically while standing near fire personnel.
Police said a mental health clinician arrived not long after and they tried to detain the man, who had been standing outside of a stopped car in the roadway.
While trying to detain him, he allegedly resisted and kicked officers. Officers were able to detain him after the struggle went to the ground.
According to police, the man, while handcuffed and seated on the ground, “intentionally” hit his head on the concrete. He allegedly became physically resistive again and kicked an officer.
Elk Grove police said they then put him in a restraint device.
On the way to the hospital, the man “was alert, conscious, and speaking,” police said. But while at the hospital, around 2:45 p.m., he had an “unknown medical emergency” and died.
His name will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.
No officers were injured.
An investigation into the death is ongoing.
This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.