A naked man who chased a female driver near University of Texas at El Paso early Tuesday died after he tasered by campus police who were arresting him, the school has said.
The driver called 911 about 3.30am and said she was being chased by the man in the 3000 block of Sun Bowl Drive towards the intersection of Mesa Street. The location is just north of a school ballfield and minutes from the main campus.
Texas Rangers investigating his death on Wednesday named the man as Ray Adrian Lara, 36, of El Paso and declined to release more information.
Campus police said they located the suspect and tried to arrest him, but said he became ‘combative’.
It was at that point he was tasered, the school said in a released statement.
Officers then called for medical help. However, the man was unconscious and unresponsive when emergency medical personnel arrived, the statement said.
A naked man who chased a female driver near University of Texas at El Paso early Tuesday died after he was tasered by campus police. The driver said the man was chasing her vehicle in the 3000 block of Sun Bowl Drive towards the intersection of Mesa Street (pictured)
The man was later pronounced dead at University Medical Center, where he was taken for treatment. His cause of death remains under investigation.
No additional information was released by the school, which has deferred the case to the Texas Rangers and Texas Department of Public Safety.
A spokesman for the Rangers said the agency would not likely comment further until the conclusion of the investigation.
The location is just north of a school baseball diamond and just minutes from the main campus
The University of Texas at El Paso Police (pictured) turned over an investigation into the man’s death to the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Rangers