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UPDATE: Wounded NYPD Officer Dies

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February 08, 2006

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UPDATE: Wounded NYPD Officer Dies

Officer Down: Eric Hernandez - [NYPD, New York]

Biographical Information

Age: 24

Additional Information: With NYPD since July 2004.

Incident details

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained from gunshot

Date of Incident: January 28, 2006


NEW YORK — Eric Hernandez of White Plains, the New York City police officer shot during an off-duty dispute last month, died today of injuries sustained when he was shot by a fellow cop who didn't realize who he was.

Colleagues in uniform saluted as Hernandez' body was taken from St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx about 3 p.m.

"I can't believe this," said Jenny Hava, 24, an ex-girlfriend from White Plains who arrived at the hospital this afternoon, hoping to leave flowers. "I thought he was going to pull through. I can't believe this."

For full story, visit: Wounded NYPD cop from White Plains dies

For related story, visit: Rookie Officer Killed in Line of Duty Is Buried

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