LAPD said Sunday they want to make up for the shooting involving Margie Carranza, 47, and her mother, Emma Hernandez, 71, who were out delivering newspapers the morning they were shot by police.
The two women were in a blue Chevy Tundra when police opened fire when they mistakenly thought the vehicle belonged to ex-cop Chris Dorner, who is wanted for shooting several police officers.
Their Chevy truck pulled up to deliver a newspaper to a house being guarded by police because that homeowner is on Dorner's hit list. LAPD Police Chief called it a “a tragic misinterpretation” by officers working under "incredible tension”.
During the incident, Hernandez was shot twice in the back, and Carranza received injuries from some broken glass, the newspaper reported. Hernandez has since been released from the hospital. An LAPD police commander met with the two of them Saturday, and Beck apologized on behalf of the department.
It is quite hard to understand how the two cops mistook the women's truck for Dorner's gray Nissan Titan, but LAPD wants to make it right... by offering them a brand new truck. The truck will be purchased using money from donors.
Hernandez has been released from the hospital and is recuperating at home. The action does not necessarily preclude a lawsuit from the women or a settlement.
The women's attorney, Glen T. Jonas, said, "The family appreciates that Chief Beck apologized on behalf of the LAPD."