A 45-year-old man has died after being in the custody of the Stockton Police Department and a muti-agency investigation continues.
Police said a multi-agency critical investigation was initiated because the man was in custody when he became unresponsive. The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office, San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation, the California Department of Justice, and the San Joaquin County Medical Examiner’s Office are involved in the investigation.
Officers were dispatched shortly before 11 p.m. on July 27 to the 5400 block of Covey Creek Circle on reports of a suspicious person approaching people’s front doors and screaming.
At the scene, officers witnessed a man only wearing underwear sitting on a vehicle. Police said the man was bleeding from his head, but how he suffered the injury remains unclear.
When officers approached him, he allegedly fell off the car, began rolling on the ground while screaming and started throwing rocks at the officers.
According to police, after the man was apprehended and placed in an ambulance on a gurney, he became unresponsive. Life-saving measures were performed on him and he was taken to a hospital. The man passed away on July 30.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Stockton Police Department’s Investigations Division at (209) 937-8323.