Report: LAPD Detective Investigating Derrick Rose Case Shot & Killed
On the same day a judge denied Derrick Rose‘s mistrial motion and ruled his $21 million civil case will continue, LAPD detective Nadine Hernandez, who was 1 of 2 detectives investigating the sexual assault allegations against the New York Knicks point guard, was shot at his home in Whittier, California, and died later at the hospital.
Via the Los Angeles Times:
“LAPD sources who were not authorized to speak publicly about the case confirmed that Hernandez was one of two detectives assigned to the Rose case and that she was a detective in the department’s Robbery-Homicide Division Special Assault Section. She frequently was involved in high-profile sex crime cases, authorities said.
Whittier police received a call at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday reporting an attempted suicide in the 8400 block of Via Sierra Ramal, Whittier Lt. Steve Dean said.
Hernandez was taken to PIH Health Hospital in Whittier, where she died at 3:27 p.m., according to Dean and the coroner’s department.
It was unclear whether the death was a suicide or a homicide, Dean said.
“We’re investigating it,” he said.”
Reports state that the plaintiff and her attorney in the Derrick Rose civil case were visibly shocked when the news broke of Hernandez’s death.