Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Kendrec McDade’s full autopsy report due next week

May 11, 2012 |  8:45 am

Kendrec McDade

A full coroner's report that will give precise details of the autopsy on a 19-year-old teen shot and killed by Pasadena police in March will not be released until next week, Los Angeles County coroner's officials said.

Pasadena police released a summary of the autopsy on Thursday, which showed that Kendrec McDade was shot seven times. Three of the wounds -- two in his abdomen and one in his right arm -- are considered potentially fatal because they struck arteries, according to Pasadena police.

The autopsy found that no shots hit McDade in the back, according to the statement.

The detailed report will not be publicly available for a few more days, a coroner's spokesman said.

McDade, 19, was killed March 24 when Officers Jeff Newlen and Mathew Griffin responded to a report of an armed theft at a taco truck in northwest Pasadena. One of the officers pursued McDade on foot and another from his police cruiser.

Pasadena Lt. Phlunte Riddle said the first officer who fired did so while seated inside the patrol car when McDade approached the car with his hand at his waistband.

After he was shot, authorities determined that McDade was unarmed and that the theft victim, believing he would get a quicker response from police, had lied about his assailants having weapons.

The shooting has prompted four separate inquiries, which are ongoing.


Drivers, officials prepare for ramp closures on 405

Disappearance of Fox executive not a homicide case, sheriff says

Mom has unlawful sex, baby with daughter's boyfriend, 16, police say

-- Adolfo Flores and Richard Winton

Photo: A memorial at the site of the shooting of Kendrec McDade at Orange Grove Avenue and Sunset Avenue in Pasadena. Credit: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times