Emma Hernandez, a 71-year-old woman was shot twice in the back by Los Angeles police detectives during a massive manhunt for a fugitive ex-LAPD officer as she delivers newspapers with her daughter.
Hernandez remained in intensive care Thursday night.
Emma was delivering the Los Angeles Times with her daughter, Margie Carranza, 47, in Torrance early Thursday when police officers apparently mistook their pickup for that of Christopher Jordan Dorner, the 33-year-old fugitive suspected of killing three people and injuring two others.
The officers riddled the women’s blue pickup with bullets in the 19500 block of Redbeam Avenue and her daugther Carranza was also hit, according to attorney Glen T. Jonas, and received stitches to a finger.
“The problem with the situation is it looked like the police had the goal of administering street justice and in so doing, didn’t take the time to notice that these two older, small Latina women don’t look like a large black man,”
Dorner is black, 6 feet tall and weighs 270 pounds.
Jonas also says the women’s vehicle was also “the wrong color and the wrong model”
“We trust that the LAPD will step up and do the right thing and acknowledge that what they did was unacceptable and we’ll deal with it,”
Hopefully the LAPD starts to pay better attention!
SOURCE: LA Times