The 26-year-old man shot and killed by a SWAT team during a raid last month was struck 22 times, and a toxicology exam showed there were no traces of drugs in his blood at the time of death, according to an autopsy report released Monday.
SWAT officers fired 71 rounds at Jose Guerena from the doorway of his home while serving a search warrant the morning of May 5, officials from Pima County Sheriff’s Department have said. Fewer than a third of those shots hit Guerena, leaving 49 rounds passing through walls and some hitting nearby homes, according to reports released by the department last week.
Guerena’s toxicology report showed there were no traces of drugs and only a low level of ethanol – 0.02 percent – some or all of which may have been produced after his death, a medical examiner from the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office wrote.
The report showed most of Guerena’s gunshot wounds were to his legs and arms. He was struck three times on his torso and grazed by a bullet on the head, according to the autopsy report.
Source: Fernanda Echavarri for Arizona Daily Star.
The 26-year-old man shot and killed by a SWAT team during a raid last…
by Tactical-Life.com / Jun 7, 2011