Coroner: TSA Officer Died in Minutes

2 to 5 minutes after he was shot multiple times, coroner's report reads
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2013 6:42 AM CST
Coroner: TSA Officer Died in Minutes
Attorney General Eric Holder walks past a portrait of slain TSA officer Gerardo Hernandez after delivering remarks during the public memorial service for Hernandez, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.   (AP Photo/ Los Angeles Times, Al Seib, Pool)

Contradicting reports that TSA agent Gerardo Hernandez lay bleeding for a half-hour and may have been saved, the Los Angeles County coroner's office has said Hernandez died two to five minutes after he was shot multiple times inside LAX, the LA Times reports. "Some of the reporting on this incident was highly irresponsible," the LAPD chief said, per CBS. "All the facts indicate that any action taken by responding officers or medical personnel would not have saved Officer Hernandez's life."

An investigation into police response is ongoing; a final autopsy report is expected today. Meanwhile, CBS also reports that accused gunman Paul Ciancia has been released from the hospital and is in the custody of the US Marshals. (More Gerardo Hernandez stories.)

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