A 21-year-old Baltimore County man died Sept. 21, 3 days after he struggled with several police officers in Middle River.

Tawon Boyd, of Baltimore, was injured in the confrontation said authorities. A lawyer for the family has said Boyd’s kidneys and heart failed.

Tawon Boyd, 21, died after a struggle with police. (Twitter Photo)

Tawon Boyd, 21, died after a struggle with police. (Twitter Photo)

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. Authorities have said the county police and fire departments are conducting internal investigations.

Police were called to the first block of Akin Circle in Middle River around 3 a.m. and arrived at a chaotic scene. Boyd’s fiancée called the police and told them he was acting crazy.

When officers arrived, they found Boyd “confused and paranoid, sweating heavily.” Officers say Boyd tried to run to different police cars and get inside and was banging on neighbors doors.

Linda Burch, Boyd’s grandmother, said he “was acting kind of strange, like he was on something.” But she says they used too much force

“He was just hollering and screaming on the ground, and they just kept pushing him down, pushing his shoulders and back and hitting him,” Burch said. “He was trying to get them off of him”

Boyd calmed down and had a pulse as he was loaded into an ambulance. He died 3 days later in the hospital after the altercation, now his family wants answers.

“Mr. Boyd was in need of medical attention, and the police responded with violence,” said Latoya Francis-Williams, the family attorney at a media briefing the family held. “The police beat him into intensive care, and now he’s no longer with us.”

Boyd was a resident of Baltimore City and attended Carver Vocational Technical High School but lived in Middle River with his grandmother, fiancée, and their 2-year-old son.

“I’m kind of at a loss for words. I just want my son back,” said Boyd’s mother, Martha Boyd, who spoke briefly at the family’s press conference. “They could’ve tased him. They could have maced him. They could’ve helped. He called for help.”

Boyd’s mother said her son was working as a forklift operator and that he and Styron were expecting their second child.

“We was planning a wedding and a baby shower, not a funeral,” she said.

Lawyers for the family said that they are waiting for Boyd’s autopsy, which they call “a crucial piece of evidence,” along with the police report and witness statements.

Boyd’s family did not respond to requests for comment from the AFRO.