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In the video, the guard is attempting to hold Saenz by the shoulders when Flores gets up. At first, Flores appears to reach for the Taser in his left holster.
When Saenz pushes off the guard, Flores draws his Glock semi-automatic handgun from his right holster. The guard moves away and Flores fires a single gunshot.
Flores then holsters his gun, pulls his yellow Taser and gets atop of Saenz, who is face down, bleeding from a shoulder and continues to kick for a few seconds until he stops moving as blood spreads on the ground.
originally posted by: gladtobehere
a reply to: Antipathy17
This will be ruled a "good shoot", simply because the man was struggling.
Forget about the fact that his hands were behind has back in handcuffs and that his pants were below his rear, which makes it very difficult to run with any proficiency.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
Very confused how the cop could have been in fear for his life in a situation like this.
Man shot and killed by police officer was kicked out of gym for aggressive behavior.
Daniel "Danny" Saenz, the man shot and killed by an El Paso Police officer over the weekend was kicked out of a gym weeks ago for alleged aggressive behavior.
Gym personnel at the EP Fitness on James Watt in East El Paso told ABC-7 Tuesday that Saenz, 37, was kicked out of the gym three months ago for throwing weights and flipping over a treadmill. They also said that he was a former Mr. El Paso. After the incident, employees say they were instructed to remove Saenz's bodybuilding photo from the gym's "Wall of Fame."
Saenz has an extensive arrest record, dating back years for violent crimes. Saenz has been arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, family violence and assault of an elderly, to name a few. www.kvia.com...
originally posted by: charles1952
a reply to: Sremmos80
Excellent question, thanks.
According to the article, he had demonstrated that ability earlier in the day, apparently impressing the onlookers. It makes me think they should have tried an additional restraint system, since the handcuffs weren't slowing him down much.