Man Dies After Another Man Intervened in Alleged Assault on Ex-Girlfriend

Man Dies After Another Man Intervened in Alleged Assault on Ex-Girlfriend

Ambulance staff in Los Angeles on Oct. 17, 2014. (Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images)

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Updated: 6/28/2024


DUARTE, Calif.—An investigation was continuing June 27 into the death of a man who allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend in Los Angeles County and then fell unconscious during a subsequent struggle with another man who intervened in the attack.
Deputies were dispatched around 6:50 p.m. Wednesday to the 2500 block of Maynard Drive, south of Mount Olive Drive, in Duarte, where they found the victim unresponsive, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Sheriff’s officials said the unidentified man initially confronted then began assaulting his ex-girfriend, prompting another man—who was acquainted with the estranged couple—to intervene. The ex-boyfriend then retrieved a tire iron from his nearby vehicle.
“A struggle ensued between the two males for possession of the tire iron,” according to a sheriff’s statement. “The struggle resulted in the deceased male falling to the ground, and being subdued by the male resident, and the deceased male subsequently going unconscious.”
Paramedics took the ex-boyfriend to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The man who intervened was initially detained but was released pending additional investigation, sheriff’s officials said.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or go directly to

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