This is so heartbreaking. Nadine Hernandez, an LAPD officer who was investigating Derrick Rose’s rape case was found dead on Oct. 11, discovered with a fatal gunshot wound to the chest. So, was her untimely passing the result of foul play or a suicide? We’ve got the latest shocking details here.
So sad. Nadine Hernandez, 44, was discovered suffering from a fatal gunshot wound to the chest on Oct. 11, which is believed to be self-inflicted. Police were responding to a home in the 8400 block of Via Sierra Ramal in Whittier, Calif., when they located the Los Angeles Police Department detective who had been actively investigating rape allegations against NBA star Derrick Rose. She was taken to an area hospital as soon as possible, where she was ultimately pronounced dead shortly before 3:30 p.m. Officials reportedly found a hand gun on site, but there was no sign of foul play.
The home where Nadine was located appeared to belong to a retired LAPD Lieutenant, but it’s still unconfirmed as to whether or not that was also her current residence. Whittier police revealed that her death is being treated as a suicide for the time being. The department explained, “However, this is an ongoing investigation and we will continue to collaborate with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office as part of our investigation.” Nadine was one of two detectives assigned to the high-profile case and is also a member of LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division Special Assault Section, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Derrick is still in the midst of court proceedings, as his $21.5 million civil lawsuit began on Oct. 5. The woman, who is still unnamed, claimed that the New York Knicks point guard and his two friends gang-raped her in August 2013. While giving her testament, she appeared to be still very torn up about the alleged incident. She claimed to either be drugged or passed out from drinking, but Derrick claimed that it “looked like a setup.” There have still been no criminal charges filed against him. Considering how there’s two sides to a story, hopefully time will tell.
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