Suspect dies after jumping through window in Azusa

Los Angeles County Sheriff says a man fled when officers tried to arrest him Sunday in Azusa.
Los Angeles County Sheriff says a man fled when officers tried to arrest him Sunday in Azusa. Photo by C. Holmes via Flickr Creative Commons

Authorities say a 19-year-old man wanted on a narcotics warrant died after jumping through a window while trying to evade police in Azusa.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez tells City News Service the man fled when officers arrived to arrest him at a condominium complex Sunday afternoon. He ran from roof to roof and dove through the second story window of a condo unit.

Azusa's SWAT team was called to the scene after several unsuccessful attempts to make contact with the suspect.

When SWAT officers entered the unit they found the man dead from injuries apparently sustained in his leap through the window.

His name has not been released.

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