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Wednesday, Aug 07 2013 09:40 AM

Bakersfield man dies after arrest in domestic dispute

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Bakersfield Police and Kern Couty Coroner personnel investigate a call of a peace disturbance Wednesday morning in the 2900 block of Eagle Valley Place in southwest Bakersfield.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    A police line is set up near a home in the 2900 block of Eagle Valley Place Wednesday following a call of a peace disturbance in this southwest Bakersfield home.

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A 49-year-old local man died early Wednesday morning after Bakersfield police detained him in connection with a peace disturbance call made from a southwest Bakersfield home, authorities said.

Bakersfield police said they were originally called to the 2900 block of Eagle Valley Place at 3:43 a.m. but were told by family members everything was under control and they no longer needed officers’ assistance. Authorities received another call a bit later and returned to the home.

Police spokeswoman Michaela Sims said officers arrived to find family members holding an adult male down. A caller to 911 had told dispatchers the man had been violent.

At about 4:09 a.m., officers handcuffed the man in the residence after family members said he’d fight if they released their hold on him, according to a subsequent BPD news release.

Within a few minutes, it said, officers believed the man was suffering some sort of medical condition because his breathing was shallow and he had weakness in the knees.

The department said officers helped the man to the ground, removed the handcuffs and noticed he was not breathing, the release said. They couldn’t find a pulse and started CPR.

Medical aid came to the scene, according to the news release, and continued CPR. The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:47 a.m., it said.

The Kern County coroner’s office identified the man as Alexander Main of Bakersfield. An autopsy was scheduled for this week to determine the cause and manner of his death.



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