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    • Handcuffed Bodybuilder Shot And Killed By Police


      By Daniel Borunda El Paso Times

      A bodybuilder shot and killed by an El Paso police officer last month tested positive for anabolic steroids and for a drug found in workout supplements and "bath salts," and he had been shocked at least twice by a Taser, according to an autopsy report.
      The El Paso County medical examiner's office on Tuesday released the autopsy for Daniel Saenz, 37, who was killed March 8 during a fight with a police officer outside the Downtown jail.

      Police officials said Saenz was handcuffed when he was shot while allegedly fighting with a police officer who was taking Saenz to a hospital for a medical release. Saenz had been arrested on assault charges.

      The shooting occurred outside the receiving area in the rear of the jail. The state attorney general has denied an El Paso Times request to make public the jail security camera video that possibly showed the fight.

      The autopsy determined that Saenz died of a single gunshot wound. The report listed the competitive bodybuilder as being 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 217 pounds.

      "It is the opinion of this examiner that this man died from a close range gunshot wound to the left shoulder, with penetration into the left chest cavity and perforation of the right ventricular wall (of the heart)," medical examiner Dr. Juan Contín wrote in the report.

      The autopsy report stated the bullet entered from the top of the left shoulder and traveled from left to right downward and backward. The bullet was described only as "large caliber."

      Contín declared that the "manner of death is homicide," which is standard when a person dies at the hands of another.

      The autopsy found that Saenz tested positive for anabolic steroids and bath salts, a synthetic stimulant that in some cases can cause paranoia, panic attacks and impaired perception of reality.

      In blood and urine tests, the drugs that Saenz tested positive for included dimethylamylamine, or DMAA, according to the autopsy report.

      DMAA has been reportedly found in bath salts. DMAA is also found in workout supplements. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a safety warning about the use of DMAA.

      The autopsy found that Saenz's body had two sets of small second-degree burns near his buttocks consistent with being shocked with a Taser. The autopsy listed that Saenz had a 3/4-inch cut on the top of his head and several small cuts and bruises all over his body, including bruising on his wrists.

      Police officials confirmed Saenz was handcuffed but have not said whether he was handcuffed in the front or behind his back. Police have not named the patrol officer who shot Saenz.

      Friends of Saenz have said that it was difficult to believe that he would have attacked a police officer and questioned why police had to use lethal force. Court records show that Saenz had served jail time in the past.

      On the day of his death, police had arrested Saenz on suspicion of assault on a public servant, assault with bodily injury, assault and injury to an elderly person.
      Police spokesman Darrel Petry said Tuesday that details on the shooting of Saenz are being withheld because the case is under investigation by the police Crimes Against Persons Unit and the Texas Rangers.

      "When the investigation is concluded, all of that investigation in its entirety will be presented to the district attorney," Petry said.

      It is standard practice for the El Paso District Attorney's Office to take police shooting cases to be reviewed by a grand jury. Saenz was the second person killed in a shooting by El Paso police this year.

      Source: http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces...led-by-el-paso
      Comments 11 Comments
      1. EatMoar's Avatar
        EatMoar -
        Bath salts lol he must have been hungry for flesh. Ugh another negative against dmaa as well
      1. ricroc's Avatar
        ricroc -
        That's what I thought as well. Too many people abusing it makes it worse for those who use it properly.
      1. Clemenza's Avatar
        Clemenza -
        Dmaa found in bath salts?
      1. carpee's Avatar
        carpee -
        Originally Posted by Clemenza View Post
        Dmaa found in bath salts?
        first time I'm hearing of this...

        must be the new disinformation campaign
      1. mikeg313's Avatar
        mikeg313 -
        Who gives a **** what was in his system. He was handcuffed and a cop shot and killed an unarmed restrained man. No excuse, that cop needs to go down for manslaughter and kiss some bars for a few years. Since the report stated dmaa is commonly found in bath salts I'm willing to bet they just found dmaa in his system and turned it into "oh he was hopped up on bath salts" when in actuality he prolly just had it in his system from his pwo. They'll work that bath salt/steroid thing for all its worth I'm sure. My prediction is the cop gets off and a coverup of bull**** excuses to legitimize the "tragic" action of the officer will be displayed to make this guy a dog that has to be put down before he ate a cops face. Fact is and will always be though that an armed cop killed and unarmed restrained man. That is not a last option in a situation like that.
      1. Sean1332's Avatar
        Sean1332 -
        Originally Posted by Lifting View Post

        Omg is this real!!? Like the dmaa found in bath salts that freaks me out!! :|
        I'd check with your bath salt source to be sure he didn't lace it with DMAA.
      1. Bigcountry08's Avatar
        Bigcountry08 -
        Originally Posted by mikeg313 View Post
        Who gives a **** what was in his system. He was handcuffed and a cop shot and killed an unarmed restrained man. No excuse, that cop needs to go down for manslaughter and kiss some bars for a few years. Since the report stated dmaa is commonly found in bath salts I'm willing to bet they just found dmaa in his system and turned it into "oh he was hopped up on bath salts" when in actuality he prolly just had it in his system from his pwo. They'll work that bath salt/steroid thing for all its worth I'm sure. My prediction is the cop gets off and a coverup of bull**** excuses to legitimize the "tragic" action of the officer will be displayed to make this guy a dog that has to be put down before he ate a cops face. Fact is and will always be though that an armed cop killed and unarmed restrained man. That is not a last option in a situation like that.
        I agree completely this was pure and simple an execution. They were at the loading station at the jail meaning they had as many cops as they needed to take this guy down.
      1. mikeg313's Avatar
        mikeg313 -
        Originally Posted by Bigcountry08 View Post

        I agree completely this was pure and simple an execution. They were at the loading station at the jail meaning they had as many cops as they needed to take this guy down.
        I'm guessing he gave them a hard time and pushed their buttons as much as he could assuming they'd be professional and not kill him and then one "officer" couldn't control theirselves and pulled his gun and shot him. I'd consider that pre meditated if his gun was holstered and if it was pulled, cocked aimed and shot at the unarmed victim. This is about as dirty as it gets IMO and I hope this individual pays for it. Now his whole department gets to pay for his disgusting action
      1. schmidt's Avatar
        schmidt -
        People quit assuming you know what is "going on". If all you know about this story is from this article, then all you know is that a reporter is using bad words like: steroids, bath salts and DMAA to spice up a story about a tragedy. R.I.P. Daniel
      1. ka0tik's Avatar
        ka0tik -
        Originally Posted by Bigcountry08 View Post

        I agree completely this was pure and simple an execution. They were at the loading station at the jail meaning they had as many cops as they needed to take this guy down.
        I don't think it was meant to be an execution. I bet this officer just hated him, they were giving each other ****. May or may not have been a fight, but a shot in the shoulder is not ussually a kill shot, more like it was intended to cause a long term injury.
      1. allday54's Avatar
        allday54 -
        Dmaa isn't in bath salts. More fuel for the FDA.