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Suspect dies after struggle with Fontana PD

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

July 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A suspect trying to evade Fontana police is dead.The incident began early Monday morning on Paddock Lane near Bridlepath Drive, when members of a family called 911, saying a stranger was banging on the windows and doors of their house, screaming to be let in.

When officers arrived, they pursued a male suspect on foot, which eventually led to a struggle. When the struggle was over, officers noticed the suspect was having breathing problems.

Paramedics responded and transported him to Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect's identity was not released.

Two Fontana Police officers were placed on administrative leave, in accordance with department policy.

An autopsy is pending.