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Tawon Boyd, 21
Middle River, Maryland
September 21, 2016

Agencies: Baltimore County Police Department | Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office Maryland

Last updated: 6 months ago

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A 21-year-old Baltimore County man died Wednesday, days after police say he struggled with several police officers in Middle River.

Tawon Boyd was injured in the confrontation Sunday morning, authorities said, but they did not provide details. An attorney for Boyd’s family said his kidneys and heart failed.

An autopsy is to be performed to determine the cause of death, authorities said, and the county police and fire departments are conducting internal investigations.

Police say officers who were called to the first block of Akin Circle in Middle River just after 3 a.m. Sunday arrived at a chaotic scene. They said Boyd’s girlfriend had called 911 and said he was acting “crazy.”

Officers said they found Boyd “confused and paranoid, sweating heavily.”

Boyd tried to run to different police cars and get inside and was banging on neighbors’ doors, according to police and his grandmother.

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