Man dies after DMV parking lot fight
A 33-year-old Sacramento man died after getting into a fistfight in the parking lot of a DMV office in Sacramento, and officers say they now have a suspect in custody.
The fight happened about 12:25 p.m. when two men, for unknown reasons, fought at a Department of Motor Vehicles field office at 4700 Broadway, California Highway Patrol Officer Michael Bradley said.
One of the men involved was taken to nearby UC Davis Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, possibly from injuries related to the fight, Bradley said. The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office later identified the victim as Antoine Michael.
Bradley confirmed late Friday that officers had arrested a suspect in the fatal fight, though he did not give the person’s name. He said additional details would be released later.
DMV customer Ryan Walsh, who lives in Sacramento’s Pocket neighborhood, said he was leaving the building when he saw a man lying on the ground with EMTs working on him.
He described the victim as Hispanic, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, with tattoos. The EMTs had removed at least part of the man’s clothing, and he appeared to be unconscious.
“He was out,” Walsh said.
He said there was a woman there asking emergency workers if the victim was OK.
The DMV office remained closed for the rest of the day.