- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A medical examiner says a man killed by El Paso police had drugs in his system when officers shot him seven times.

An autopsy report released Tuesday says 22-year-old Marco Perez had amphetamine and methamphetamine in his blood when he was killed in October.

El Paso police responded to the Quality Inn & Suites after an employee reported being threatened by Perez. They say officers shot Perez after he refused to drop a handgun and pointed the weapon at them. He died at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

The police department hasn’t released the names of the officers involved. Three were placed on administrative leave.

The Texas Rangers are investigating.


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