A Tulare County man is dead after his leg was sliced during commotion caused when deputies raided a cockfight in the south county.Jose Luis Ochoa, 35, sustained a severe cut to his calf the morning of Jan. 30 and was taken to Delano Regional Medical Center, where he died. Doctors were unable to control the bleeding and an autopsy conducted by the Kern County coroner revealed that Ochoa bled to death.
Authorities reported that the rooster had a knife connected to his leg, which cut Ochoa’s leg.
Deputies responded to a field on Avenue 24 near Road 128 after an anonymous caller stated that a group was gathering around a cockfight. When deputies arrived ,the group quickly dispersed and Ochoa was caught in the chaos.
Authorities say they didn’t connect Ochoa’s death until his family contacted them and informed them of what had happened.