Alberto Hernandez, 59

San Diego, California
September 28, 2015

Agencies: San Diego Police Department California

Cause of death: Shooting

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Last updated: almost 6 years ago


Police say San Diego resident Alberto Hernandez, 59, was shot and killed in a confrontation with three SDPD officers on Sept. 28 – Officer Jeffrey McCoy, Officer Jonathan Wells and Officer Brandon Lull. On Sept. 28, at 1:15 a.m., the SDPD officers went to an apartment in the 1100 block of West San Ysidro Boulevard after a man called 911 and said he wanted to shoot a woman. After the statement, the man quickly hung up. When officers arrived at a second-story apartment unit, Hernandez answered the door, armed with what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun. Police said the suspect pointed the weapon at officers before slamming the door shut. Later, according to police, Hernandez exited the apartment – still armed – and walked down the stairs towards the officers, allegedly pointing the gun at them. The SDPD said Hernandez was ordered several times to drop the weapon, but he refused. The three officers discharged their service weapons, striking Hernandez with multiple rounds. Hernandez was taken to a local hospital where he ultimately died from wounds suffered in the officer-involved shooting.

Legal Action

June 2016 DA releases details of ten officer involved killings. - The fatal shooting of Alberto Hernandez in San Ysidro on Sept. 28, 2015 by San Diego police Officers Jeffrey McCoy, Jonathan Wells and Brandon Lull. Dumanis found that the officers were justified in shooting Hernandez after he refused to drop a gun after threatening his female companion at an apartment complex