[WARNING: GRAPHIC] Photo Emerges of Dying Martin Hernandez Moments After Anaheim PD Shot Him

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Martin Angel Hernandez
WARNING: The photo below is graphic and not for the faint of heart

A week has passed since the Orange County District Attorney's office cleared Anaheim police officer Dan Hurtado in the killing of 21 year-old Martin Angel Hernandez on March 6, 2012.

Since that time, the Weekly has exclusively obtained a photo from a source requesting anonymity that graphically depicts his dying body laying in the alley of an apartment complex on East Wakefield Street in the city.

Taken from an elevated vantage point at an unspecified time after the shooting, it shows Hernandez positioned with his legs crossed, bleeding profusely from the head with what appears to be the shotgun in question resting west of his body, as the DA's report indicated. The blood is crimson red--fresh--and pooling at his feet. But the photo also shows no blue Dumpsters in sight, which contradicts Hurtado's statement that Hernandez was approaching a Dumpster when the police officer fired.

It's the first image to emerge from the night that gives any clue as to what really happened. DA and Anaheim PD investigators have so far refused to release any video surveillance of that night, going so far as to deny its existence even though cameras are rife through the neighborhood where Hernandez was killed.

The grim picture emerges at a time when a civil lawsuit is being prepared by attorney Humberto Guizar on behalf of the family. A claim has already been filed against the city of Anaheim.

No witnesses were cited by the OCDA that corroborated Hurtado's statement that, at the critical moment, Hernandez "started to raise the shotgun" so that barrel was pointed toward the officer. A person described as Witness #2 was said to have taken cell phone footage afterward at an unspecified time showing him down on the pavement, bleeding with a shotgun to his right. As of this writing, the video has not been made public.

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A grim scene from the Other Anaheim...

Though the investigation into the question of criminal culpability in the officer-involved shooting is officially closed, Guizar still has many open-ended questions. At this time, he doesn't know if the same witnesses he has spoken to are part of the nearly sixty interviewed by the OCDA for their report. "I'll soon find out, eventually, after the lawsuit's filed," he adds.

The attorney takes strongest issue with the lack of information surrounding Hernandez's physical and medical condition after the shooting.

 "The most significant fact that I find missing is the description of the autopsy report that would show the trajectory of the bullet when the officer fired the rifle," Guizar says. "It's very important for the public to know." The OCDA's investigative letter solely states that Hernandez's death was caused by an "avulsion of the brain due to a through-and-through gunshot wound to the head."

Instead of key information regarding the point of entry, quotes from the autopsy report make mention of the tattoos on Hernandez's body.

"There's a lot more to the shooting than what the District Attorney has stated in the report," Guizar says. "There's no doubt in my mind."

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sexymendez2012
sexymendez2012

ALL U MATHAFUKERZ WATCH UR MOUTH WHEN U COMMENT ON MY BEAUTiFUL NATiONALiTY ORiGHT!! GET RiGHT BiTCHES iTZ MEXiCAN, HiSPANiC, LATiNO, CHiCANO!! LEARN UR GRAMMERS MATHAFAKAS!!! ALRATOS =P

rhondakelly07
rhondakelly07

This is what illegal aliiens do to Americia Califonia has no money eather  they come to live on the system or steal everything you have or steal real americians jobs  now real americians are not working they are  go to AFRICIAN DANCES FOR EPT CARD  and half of eligals are africian

ridiculousness
ridiculousness

This is the USA. Not Afghanistan. This isn't how our justice system works. I'm sure you're all just online racists and proud of it, but for the sake of the NATION you should be appalled at the fact that the police think that they are all three branches of government and feel free killing people a they feel like it.

At some points, the chickens will come home to root. You can laugh it up now calling people beaners and n words, but eventually, your own racist, disgusting cops will turn on you.

actor345
actor345

fuck this guy and anyone related to him. he killed 2 girls and got away with it.

URAidiot
URAidiot

Another idiot low life scum bag! 

grvz5247
grvz5247

If this would have been a white guy and a member of the NRA then the NRA would be screaming murder and the cop would have been put in prison but since it was a minority they let it go. This was a racial murder!

hallucinogen
hallucinogen

Live by the sword, die by the sword. Support gang injunctions! Rest in peace, society wished you had chosen a better path.

johnjohn138
johnjohn138

I'm glad he's dead! White, black, hispanic or asian it doesn't matter, a criminal is a criminal. Good riddance!!! 

Nick Digger
Nick Digger

The cop that had to shoot this beaner needs a bonus & paid vacation!!!

kgriffeymariners24
kgriffeymariners24

That beaner got what he deserved! Obviously if you are hanging out at night in an alley with a shot gun, then your up to no good. He WAS NOT murdered and if you think he was then your an idiot! Imagine you are a cop and get called into a dark alley at night with the information that someone has been seen in the area with a gun.. You are going to be jumpy and highly alert with the only thing on your mind being going home alive tonight and then you see a man in a hoody coming towards you with what looks to be some sort of weapon. He may or may not have been raising it to the shooting position, but it doesnt matter because the only thing your thinking about is protecting yourself and staying alive so of course your reaction will be shoot before being shot at. This idiot would would still be alive if he wasnt hanging out in an alley at night with a shotgun! There should be more cops like this one who are not afraid to clean up the streets by taking out a piece of shit gang banger here and there

Brandon Line
Brandon Line

Carlos, this guy looks Hispanic. Why are you calling him a spade?!

Carlos Gonzalez
Carlos Gonzalez

Perhaps its time for you folks who knew this guy to get your friends in check. Ive lived in anaheim and in ghetto neighborhoods before for many years and never had a problem. i was never hasseled by police, i was never shot at, i was never arrested or anything. is that just good luck? or was it because i wasnt out hanging with gang bangers? lets call a spade a spade, this guy had criminal history, his homies ran from the scene (shocking, right?) and he had a gun on him. was he out selling girl scout cookies? or up to no good? I blame him and his shitty life decisions. I feel for his family whos left behind to clean up his mess.

Mike Martinez
Mike Martinez

Fuck this guy. One less thug off the streets.

Xicos Medellin
Xicos Medellin

Legs crossed....he was pn his knees when he was shot...that was a execution shot

johnrose7588
johnrose7588

A homeboy with a bald head baggy sweats and a shot gun. Dead! Thank you anaheim police. One less punk on the streets. Criminals these days have too many laws protecting them. We need a little street justice

Whophantom
Whophantom

Looks like Hernandez was in a "felony prone position" due to his legs being crossed & his arms away from his body. Cops have been given a green light to shoot first because they can change their story if witness's are not present. This is happening more & more as Police are becoming more militarized. Gun control will not work. Who's going to protect us from the chicken shit cops?

Jerry Vazquez
Jerry Vazquez

Cops PLANTED the shotgun! Where is the Dumpster ? Cops caught LYING again.

Jerry Vazquez
Jerry Vazquez

Where is the Dumpster ? and now all of a suden he has a shotgun? Bullshit cops planted the shotgun. Cold bloded Murder and now they are planting evidence!

grvz5247
grvz5247

Where is the Dumpster ? and now all of a suden he has a shotgun? Bullshit cops planted the shotgun. Cold bloded Murder and now they are planting evidence! 

grvz5247
grvz5247

Cops Planted the shotgun! I have had cops lie to me I know how there bullshit works and they lie alot!

Wilson Eduardo Aguilar Ruiz
Wilson Eduardo Aguilar Ruiz

I feel sorry for the family, regardless of what his choice in life was, he was still someone's brother, someone's son, someone's uncle, someone's friend, but I dont feel sorry for him. He made that choice, he chose that lifestyle, and he chose to walk around that night in that alley with a shotgun. There are good and bad cops, and cops actually have a hard time. It aint easy being a cop, cops get a bad rep all the time, but until we are in their shoes, we dont know the type of assholes they deal with each day. their lives are on the line all the time. They chose to be police officers and they should be ready and prepare for anything, and if they feel threatened at any point, then fucken shoot and fire! I know I will! But only if my life is threatened!!!

grvz5247
grvz5247

Cold Blodded MURDER! These cops should be prosecuted and given life in prison. Now when we see cops I have to wonder will i get murdered? Not a way to live. 

Esteban Rodrigues
Esteban Rodrigues

" a cholo is a human being"... yea a human being that preys on other human beings. I don't understand what's so difficult about this one. Known gangster, criminal background, carrying a shot gun at night...

Dory Flores
Dory Flores

Having a bald head is no reason to be murdered in the street. If that gun was illegally owned, arrest him.

EnlightenedOne
EnlightenedOne

Thomas Kelly was a victim. This gangbanger cholo carrying a shotgun was not. I'm glad one less piece of shit will not have to be supported by taxpayers; Either in jail, or welfare.

Julio Martinez
Julio Martinez

Fuck you nick digger that's somebody's boy right there how would you feel if it was one of your family member right there

Nick Digger
Nick Digger

Cholo with a shaved head & a shotgun, sounds like a model citizen.. Good riddance!!!

TrayvonZimmerman
TrayvonZimmerman

First of all, have some self respect and learn how to spell. Learn basic grammar, then maybe the respect will follow. TyPiNg LyK dIs DoEsNt HeLp EiThEr OrIgHt??

And MATHafuckerz? Didn't know you can fuck mathematics. Once again, self respect, ENGLISH, then maybe people won't think you're a piece of shit.

Have a nice day

TrayvonZimmerman
TrayvonZimmerman

EPT? Electronic Pussy Card?

Once again rhonda, self respect, ENGLISH, common sense, and ENGRISH. All that = people won't think you're a dirtbag piece of shit.

Have a merry Christmas

kylesmith
kylesmith

@rhondakelly07 did you even go to school? Wow I don't think anybody would hire you judging by your grammar. Go finish school so another "educated" illegal doesn't have better changes of getting hired than yourself.

soniakitty19
soniakitty19

AND HOW THE HELL DO YOU KNOW THAT? PROVE IT! why don't you get off of your damn computer talking SHIT & making up LIES about a young father that was MURDERED by this evil cop & BRAGS about killing a 21yrear old!!!!!!! ????

rhondakelly07
rhondakelly07

@actor345 He murdered two girls  he is not the victim it is not racist your race card doesnt work anymore  its like crying wolf  what about there familyies  and we are sick of you calling us racist most whites are not racist does the color of your skin make you racist  people like that that calls litinoes racist or africians a racist or whites a racist  skin doesnt make you races  he murdered two girls  and is in hell  his parents just let him roam the streets

Luvmypups
Luvmypups

@grvz5247 You idiot! The gang banger was shot by a Mexican cop....how is that racial?

TrayvonZimmerman
TrayvonZimmerman

Take them out to dinner first... Then maybe you can fuck them.

Until then calm your little cheeks, watch your YouTube videos and enjoy your glass of strawberry milk.

Luvmypups
Luvmypups

@Brett Bremer I hope you never need one to protect you, bad ass!

thesch
thesch

@Brett Bremer do something about it..

Blue3yes
Blue3yes

@Xicos Medellin  you got that right!

Luvmypups
Luvmypups

@Xicos Medellin retarded, uneducated fool.get a life.

Luvmypups
Luvmypups

@Whophantom another bad ass you must be....

Luvmypups
Luvmypups

@Jerry Vazquez Another ignorant, uneducated fool.

thesch
thesch

@Dory Flores why waste tax dollars.. job well done..


TrayvonZimmerman
TrayvonZimmerman

Well spoken kylesmith.Like I was telling (not so) sexymendez2012, self respect, ENGLISH, then people will probably (not likely) hire you over a well spoken white, asian, black or a suburban Mexican from whittier who thinks they're white (at least they try) educate yourself to at least an 8th grade level, come on, help society as a whole here, were all trying. So can you.

actor345
actor345

@soniakitty19  no need to get your vagina all wet

 I know otherwise you wouldnt have replied. just ask me. stop yelling..this idiot is dead already. Why do you think  he is in the hospital? which hospital? get off your PC and tell me :)

actor345
actor345

@Luvmypups easy..the mexican cop was racist to this spic..fucking moron and stop posting your school shooting rants..its disturbing

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