CARMICHAEL (CBS13) – Authorities say a suspected shoplifter has died after a fight with a security guard at a Carmichael grocery store over the weekend.
The scene was at the Bel Air on Manzanita Avenue.READ MORE: Sacramento County Clinics Switching Appointments From Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After CDC Guidance
According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to the scene Saturday night to investigate a reported fight between a man suspected of stealing some items from the store and a security guard.
Once at the store, deputies broke up the fight but were only able to talk to the suspect briefly before he passed out.READ MORE: FDA, CDC Call For Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause To Investigate Rare Blood Clots
The suspect was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Deputies say the security guard suffered minor injuries in the fight.MORE NEWS: Sacramento County Tackles Zip Code Vaccine Disparities
The suspect has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office as 50-year-old North Highlands resident Eric Eastland.