A 21-year-old Murrieta man died early Christmas morning after he was involved in a confrontation with residents of a neighborhood where he was knocking on doors around midnight, according to police.
Anthony Norman died at 1:31 a.m. Tuesday morning at Inland Valley Medical Center, according to the coroner’s office. Norman suffered a full cardio-respiratory arrest, according to a coroner’s report.
Murrieta police responded to the 39900 block of Candy Apple Way at 12:37 a.m. to investigate reports of a disturbance in the street. When they arrived they found two neighborhood residents restraining Norman in the street.
Police officers were told that Norman had been knocking on doors up and down Candy Apple Way and a resident went outside to investigate, according to police. A fight broke out between Norman and the resident, whose name was not released by police. At some point a second resident joined in the scuffle and the two neighbors restrained Norman.
When officers arrived the found that Norman and a resident had been injured and medics were called to the scene, according to police. Both were taken to Inland Valley Medical Center.
The resident was treated and released.
A resident on Candy Apple Way told Patch he was not awoken by the disturbance.
"Very quiet neighborhood, very nice neighborhood, lived here 15 years," said Bob, who did not wish to give his last name. "Woke up this morning and my neighbor called and said 'look down the street' and we saw the police there. We didn't hear anything last night."