Autopsy Reveals Denver Police Shot Jessica Hernandez 4 Times, Death Ruled A Homicide

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Jessica Hernandez

More than a month after her fatal shooting at the hands of Colorado police, an autopsy has revealed that 17-year-old Jessica Hernandez was shot four times, two of which were fatal.

The teenager’s death was also ruled a homicide, according to a medical examiner’s report released Friday. The examination, performed by Denver Chief Medical Examiner James Caruso, shows that two gunshot wounds were located in Hernandez’s pelvis and right thigh, possibly from the same bullet. Hernandez was also shot two times in the left side of her torso — the bullets pierced the heart and both lungs, killing her.

“There was no evidence of close range discharge of a firearm associated with any of the entrance wounds,” Caruso said in the report.

Hernandez’s Jan. 26 death, which is under investigation by the Denver District Attorney’s Office, sparked weeks of protest. Police say Officers Gabriel Jordan and Daniel Greene opened fire when Hernandez…

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