Man died from suspected drug overdose outside restaurant in SLO

February 7, 2023


Police believe the man who was found deceased outside the Alpha Dogs restaurant in San Luis Obispo on Sunday evening died from a drug overdose.

Shortly before 6 p.m., a caller reported an unresponsive man next to a restaurant on Taft Street near California Boulevard. Officers arrived to find a deceased male with a gun next to head.

Officers determined the alleged firearm was a pellet gun, according to Capt. Brian Amoroso. There was also drug paraphernalia present.

Investigators do not suspect foul play.