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Steven Hernandez, 23
Huntington Park, California
March 07, 2009

Agencies: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department California LASD | Huntington Park Police Department California

Last updated: about 1 year ago

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Hernandez was chased and shot multiple times. He was unarmed. Investigators later revealed that he was not involved in robbery they were responding to.

Hernandez fled from a car that was stopped by Huntington Park police officers because it matched the description of the vehicle involved in a robbery, said Lt. Dan Rosenberg of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is investigating the case.

“The officers became involved in a foot pursuit, and during this time, additional officers responded,” he said. “They were setting up a perimeter containment, and at some point Mr. Hernandez emerged out between a house and actually began to run onto Albany Street. It was at that time he was shot by two veteran Huntington Park officers.”

Rosenberg said it was not clear why Hernandez, who was in the vehicle with two women and a man, decided to run.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide investigators said that two officers involved in the shooting Saturday night opened fire because they felt their lives were in danger. No weapons were recovered from Hernandez.