Chief: Man dies after Orlando officer attempts to take him into custody

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando police chief said a man died after an officer attempted to take him into custody on Tuesday.

Chief Orlando Rolon said an officer assigned to the area surrounding a Pine Hills shopping plaza at the 5100 block of North Lane noticed the man, who had previously trespassed in the area.


“We do know that in fact there was something going on to let the officer believe that he may have been involved in some type of drug activity,” Rolon said.

The chief said the officer attempted to put the man in handcuffs. However, the man resisted and the officer used a baton to restrain him, leading to an altercation.

Rolon said that during the encounter, the man began to show signs of medical distress.

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Officers said they performed life-saving measures and gave the man Narcan.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

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Police said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will conduct an independent investigation of the incident.

The man involved has not been identified by police, but Zericka Payne identified the man as her son, Isaih Payne, 31. Payne said she wants an autopsy and to know who was involved in the circumstances leading up to her son’s death.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.