A detective investigating rape allegations against former Chicago Bulls' star Derrick Rose was found dead of a gunshot wound on Tuesday, reports the Chicago Sun Times.
Nadine Hernandez, 44, was a detective in the Los Angeles County Homicide Division Special Assault Section. She was frequently assigned to high-profile cases involving sex crimes.
Nadine Hernandez was known as a crusader for sex assault victims. Sorry to hear of her passing.— Julie DiCaro (@JulieDiCaro) October 12, 2016
Many have taken to Twitter to send condolences to Hernandez's family.
Police received a call describing an attempted suicide at around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Hernandez was taken to the hospital where she died.
On Tuesday, police said it's unclear if the gunshot wound was due to suicide or homicide.
Whittier poilce are investigating the death of LAPD Detective Nadine Hernandez as a suicide. Foul play is not suspected at this point.— Ruby Gonzales (@RubyGonzales2) October 12, 2016
However, as the investigation progresses, it appears police are moving away from homicide.
Rose, who now plays for the New York Knicks, is involved in a civil suit accusing him of participating in the gang-rape of a woman
Rose and other men have provided conflicting stories about the events of the night during which the supposed assault took place.
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