In July, an unbiased post-mortem ordered by Guardado’s household discovered the teenager was shot 5 instances within the again. The county coroner’s workplace got here to the identical conclusion. Guardado’s method of demise was licensed a murder.
“In the nearly five months since Andres Guardado was killed, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has failed to be transparent in its investigation into the circumstances, manner and cause of Andres’ death,” Adam Shea, an legal professional for the household, stated in November.
The inquest’s findings might be forwarded to the sheriff’s division in addition to the Los Angeles district legal professional, based on the report.
The choose additionally famous within the findings that she’s going to “not pursue the Fifth Amendment issues” raised in the course of the inquest.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy Miguel Vega, who fired the lethal pictures, submitted a declaration “indicating that if he were to appear and be questioned at the inquest, he would assert his Fifth Amendment right not to testify.”
Vega’s legal professional Adam Marangell beforehand instructed CNN that, “Guardado refused multiple commands not to reach for a gun, forcing deputy Vega to fire his weapon in fear for his life.”
CNN has reached out to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Vega’s legal professional for an extra remark.
CNN’s Cheri Mossburg, Ralph Ellis, Stella Chan, Paul Vercammen, Madeline Holcombe and Travis Caldwell contributed to this report.