NEVADA CITY, Calif. - Sheriff's investigators are saying little as they look into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in his 40s in Nevada City late Monday night.
Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal said deputies were sent to check on a fight on the 1100 block of Forest View Drive in response to a 911 call made at approximately 11:13 p.m.
When deputies arrived, they reported finding an unconscious man lying in a home's driveway. Paramedics also responded. Royal said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The death is being considered a homicide, Royal said.
Neighbors were shocked to hear of the violent crime. They said a retired woman lives there with her grown son.
"Nice family. He had a little girl that lived with him and he lived there with his mom," a neighbor said. "I would never expect [anything] like this."