Death of man who fought with security ruled a homicide www.privateofficer.com
Gilbert Garza, 46, died in January of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or heart disease, exacerbated by the fight, according to the Bexar County medical examiner’s office. The death was ruled a homicide.
San Antonio police watched surveillance video footage from inside the club, located in the 400 block of Bonham Place, and saw a security guard approach Garza around 2 a.m. and ask him to get rid of his drink, officials said.
He reportedly refused, and the guard physically escorted him away.
According to the report, Garza fell down and a second guard helped place handcuffs on him; as the three men left the club and went outside, Garza’s body became limp and he collapsed.
Garza was pronounced dead at the scene.
Relatives told a reporter Garza had been out with his son and daughter, both soldiers, and a couple of other relatives but that no one in the party had that much to drink.
According to the autopsy report, Garza’s blood-alcohol content was 0.21, nearly three times the legal limit.
Reached by telephone Wednesday, Garza’s son declined to comment. An employee of the Bonham also declined to comment.