EASTVALE (CBSLA.com) — A burglary suspect in Eastvale died early Sunday after police subdued him twice with a stun gun.
The incident happened around 1 a.m. on Citrus Valley Avenue.
Police said they were chasing Anthony Lawson, 27, after they got a call from someone who allegedly saw the suspect walking through people’s yards and trying to get in their homes.
Resident John Stanley said he heard the commotion.
“I heard some yelling outside,” he said. “I saw a couple of deputies running by the house here. I don’t know what they were running at.”
Police said Lawson also tried to get into a home on Corona Valley Avenue before the owner got away and locked him out.
Authorities finally caught up with the suspect at Citrus Valley and Elderberry Avenue. They said they had to use a stun gun on the man because he was uncooperative and combative.
Lawson died minutes later.
Jasmine Jackson, the suspect’s cousin, said she knows witnesses who said Lawson never tried to break into people’s homes.
She said her family wants justice.
The sheriff’s department told KCAL9’s Greg Mills that Lawson had a criminal history and some of it was violent.