Police Say Man They Fatally Shot In Pico-Union Also Slashed His Throat

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A Pico-Union man who fatally stabbed his mother and wounded his grandmother also slashed his own throat moments before police shot him four times and killed him, a police spokesman said Tuesday.

What caused Hector Hernandez, 36, to run amok was unclear a day after the attack in the 1500 block of Arapahoe Street.

Police with the Media Relations Section said he slashed his own neck before rushing toward four officers — all of whom shot him once.

Blanca Hernandez died in the roughly 1:30 p.m. attack, and the man’s grandmother, 85-year-old Maria Gonzalez, suffered a cut hand, police said.

It was Gonzalez who told police Hernandez slashed his own throat.

Police dispatched to the address heard a scream coming from a back yard, where they found Hernandez bleeding.

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One Comment

  1. Barbi Winters says:

    What happens to people. I don’t understand. I’ll never understand.

  2. Naadi says:

    It’s SATAN, Pure & Simple..Somewhere along the line, we have forgotten the

    evil powers, intentions, and modud operandi of Shaitan.

    Nothing’s Changed but the Information.

    GOD WILL Hold EveryOne Accountable for Their Evil Deeds in this World, on

    the Day of Resurrection..

  3. Naadi says:

    It’s SATAN, Pure & Simple..Somewhere along the line, we have forgotten the

    evil powers, intentions, and modus operandi of Shaitan.(SATAN)

    Nothing’s Changed but the Information.

    GOD WILL Hold EveryOne Accountable for Their Evil Deeds in this World, on

    the Day of Resurrection..

  4. LJ says:

    My boyfriend worked with him…he just mentioned that he was in desert storm… so he suffered from post traumatic stress or something…its very sad…but that stuff can get to people for sure…its a scary fact.

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