Deal Reached To Give New Truck To Women Caught In Dorner Manhunt
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Two female newspaper delivery workers who were injured in a shooting by Los Angeles Police Department officers during the hunt for homicide suspect Christopher Dorner reached an agreement with the city Thursday.
The truck driven by Margie Carranza and Emma Hernandez was heavily damaged in the Feb. 7 shooting in Torrance during the cross-county manhunt.
Hernandez, 71, and her daughter Carranza, 47, were delivering newspapers around 5 a.m. that morning when officers opened fire without warning.
Hernandez used her body to shield her daughter and suffered gunshot wounds to her back. Carranza was injured from flying glass.
The women’s attorney, Glen Jonas, later claimed to have counted 100 ammunition shells at the scene.
Earlier this month, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said the city would provide the women with a new truck, but Jonas said the women would have been responsible for taxes on the new vehicle.
Jonas was expected to join City Attorney Carmen Trutanich at a news conference set for 3 p.m. at City Hall to provide details on the agreement.