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Who was Andre Hernandez Jr? Wiki, Bio, Age, Killed by San Antonio Police

Andre Hernandez Jr
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Andre Hernandez Jr Wiki – Bio

Andre Hernandez Jr was fatally shot by San Antonio police earlier this month and posed no threat to the officers when he was killed. The attorney representing the boy’s family said Monday after viewing partial police footage of the encounter.

Attorney Lee Merritt said there was “a clear civil rights violation” based on the police videos he watched, which included two police dashcam videos and footage from the bodycam of officer Stephen Ramos, who has been identified as the officer who shot Andre Hernandez Jr. The videos, Merritt said, contradict the narrative put forth by officers.

Age

He was 13 years old.

Incident Details

San Antonio police have said officers responded to calls about gunfire at around 1:20 a.m on June 3, when they “located and attempted to stop a suspect vehicle, which was later discovered to have been reported stolen.”

“While attempting to stop the suspect vehicle, the vehicle accelerated towards a marked SAPD patrol vehicle, crashing into the officer’s patrol vehicle,” the police department said in a statement. “A second officer, fearing that the other officer would be stuck by the suspect vehicle, discharged his firearm and struck the suspect driver.”

But Merritt said that description didn’t match what he saw.

When police cars approached the car, driven by Andre and carrying two other teens, he reversed into a residential driveway, Merritt said, refuting an earlier account from police that the teen reversed his car into a police vehicle.

As two police cars approached the driveway, the teen began slowly driving forward, eventually making contact with one of the cars, Merritt said.

“The car was not traveling more than 2 to 5 miles per hour,” he said. “There was no ramming or crash, it was a bump.”

“In less than a second, you hear a gunshot,” the attorney said.

Merritt believes Ramos didn’t intend to fire his weapon and that his body language suggested it was “an inadvertent fire.”

“There was one shot, and no ‘let me see your hand,’” he said, adding that if there is an active threat, officers are trained to shoot until that threat is terminated. Nothing of that effect took place on the videos, Merritt said.