Man hiding from Oakland police in narrow space dies

An Oakland police officer measures the space where a man died after he fled from officers and wedged himself between the two buildings, July 19, 2015. (KGO-TV )

A man who fled from Oakland police officers Sunday died after getting trapped between two buildings.

Police used a ruler to show that the space that the man wedged himself into was just 12 inches.

An Oakland police officer measures the space where a man died after he fled from officers and wedged himself between the two buildings, July 19, 2015.


The man took off running from his vehicle on 65th Avenue. He was found half an hour later stuck between the buildings, unconscious.

Paramedics tried performing CPR, but he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police say the man was wanted on a $10,000 warrant.
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