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When officers arrived, they contacted Jaime Garcia, 35, who became combative. During the struggle, one officer used his Taser on Garcia who continued to resist. It became apparent to officers Garcia was going into medical distress and paramedics, who were staged nearby, were summoned.
Garcia was taken to a local hospital with CPR in progress but was pronounced dead at the hospital. An autopsy is scheduled to determine his cause of death.
Two officers sustained minor injuries during the struggle.
This is the fifth officer-involved death in Salinas this year.
As is routine, the five responding officers who were involved in trying to subdue Garcia were put on routine administrative leave during the initial stages of the investigation.