Man Falls to His Death After Dispute

Victim fell 30 feet down steep slope

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Montgomery County police said a man who was fleeing a domestic dispute has died.

Authorities said Jose Olivar-Portillo, 28, had been involved in a dispute Saturday with a woman at an apartment building on Piney Branch Road. He fled the scene before officers arrived.

Police said Olivar-Portillo climbed a fence near the apartments, ran into a wooded area and fell about 30 feet from a steep slope. He landed onto the driveway of the apartment complex.

He died of his injuries at a hospital.

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