Gerardo I. Hernandez, a 39-year-old father of two, was shot multiple times, according to a one-page statement released Wednesday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office. A final autopsy report is expected to be released Friday.
Hernandez became the first TSA officer killed in the line of duty when a gunman opened fire at the airport the morning of Nov. 1. Three others were wounded before the suspect — identified as
Ciancia was released Monday from
A report from the Associated Press last week quoted Marshall McClain, president of the airport police officers union, alleging that a veteran
The AP report cited officials who saw surveillance video. The officer "checked on" Hernandez several times and told others he was already dead. The report said more than 30 minutes passed before airport police brought Hernandez to paramedics.
Hernandez was in full cardiac arrest by the time he was brought out of the terminal, an emergency medical source with knowledge of the incident told The Times. Paramedics took him to a hospital, where doctors tried unsuccessfully to revive him.
"My point is we are trained to render aid," McClain told The Times. "It is not your job to decide someone is dead."
Los Angeles police officials said they would investigate the officer's alleged conduct. But LAPD Chief Charlie Beck called the report's claims "highly speculative," saying it was too early to draw conclusions about how officers responded.
On Saturday, a statement issued by Los Angeles World Airports, the