Autopsy: LAX rampage victim shot 12 times

Posted at 3:15 PM, Nov 23, 2013
By AnneClaire Stapleton


(CNN) — The autopsy report of a TSA officer killed in a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport this month revealed he was shot 12 times.

The gunshot wounds that Transportation Security Administration officer Gerardo Hernandez suffered were consistent with a high-powered rifle, according to the autopsy report, released to CNN by the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner.

A gunman stormed a terminal at the airport on November 1, killing Hernandez and injuring several others.

Officers shot suspect Paul Ciancia multiple times during the assault.

He was hospitalized briefly, but is out and in the custody of U.S. marshals.

Ciancia has been charged with the murder of a federal officer and commission of violence at an international airport.

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