DA: Man Evading Trooper Accidentally Fell to Death

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say they believe a man running from a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper accidentally fell to his death from a Las Vegas overpass last September.

Investigators looking into the death of 29-year-old Alejandro Sanchez-Escoto said at a fact-finding review Thursday that it doesn't appear to be a suicide or something caused by the trooper.

Officials say a trooper was trying to approach Sanchez-Escoto after he was seen walking on an overpass at the 215 Beltway and Decatur Boulevard.

He ran, and a trooper unsuccessfully tried to stun him with a Taser.

That's when Sanchez-Escoto went over the overpass.

Family members told the Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://bit.ly/HLU8VE ) he wasn't suicidal, but may have been evading the trooper because he feared deportation.

A final district attorney review of the incident is pending.

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