On Dec. 12, 2018, at approximately 10:50pm, the New Braunfels Police Department was called to a residence in the 2100 block of Stonecrest Path for a report of a disturbance in progress, specifically that a male outside of the residence was yelling loudly and throwing items around.
Officers arrived, made contact with an adult male, and quickly determined that there was no criminal act in progress but, rather, that the male was obviously suffering from an acute medical issue that was prompting his erratic behavior. Officers attempted to calm the man down and were able to gain his voluntary compliance to place him into handcuffs to prevent any injury to himself or others. At this point, having been on scene approximately 2½ minutes, officers called for paramedics to make the scene while they continued to try to calm the male down.
Paramedics with the New Braunfels Fire Department arrived approximately 5 minutes after being dispatched and immediately began efforts to determine the man’s vital signs. Once placed on a stretcher in an ambulance, the male once again became agitated and erratic and had to be further restrained on the stretcher to keep him from thrashing his arms and legs. Several minutes later, at approximately 11:23pm and while still agitated due to the ongoing medical issue, the male stopped breathing and paramedics immediately began life-saving measures to include CPR. The male was then transported to Christus Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels where he was pronounced deceased at 12:07am on Dec. 13, 2018. Next of kin has been notified.
The male has since been identified as 37-year old Bryan Boyd of New Braunfels. An autopsy, to include a full toxicology report, has been ordered by Justice of the Peace for Pct. 3 Mike Rust and will be performed at Central Texas Autopsy in Lockhart. As with any custodial death, the Texas Rangers are now conducting an independent investigation looking into the totality of the circumstances in this case.