Guadrado's autopsy results confirmed that he was shot in the back

23 days ago

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The Los Angeles County clinical analyst affirmed that 18-year-old Andres Guardado, who was shot and killed by Southern California sheriff's delegates, was shot multiple times in the back, as his family had recently said.

Crime agents guaranteed the boy was shot in the upper torso, however, they didn't indicate where on the torso Guardado was hit.

The report recorded Guardado's passing as a crime.

The arrival of the autopsy results caused a reaction among authorities.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva had put a security hold on the report, yet Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jonathan Lucas challenged that request and discharged it, in any case, Friday evening.

"After careful thought and deliberation, I am releasing the autopsy report of Andres Guardado Pineda," Lucas said in a statement. "In doing so, I have given careful consideration to the major variables in this case -- supporting the administration of justice, as well as the public’s right to know. I do not believe that these are mutually exclusive ideals."

Villanueva condemned the move, which he called "extraordinary." The sheriff said the discharge could imperil the case.

"This move will now force the Sheriff’s Department to use court orders to enforce security holds that exist for only one purpose -- to prevent tainting witness testimony prior to interviews," Villanueva said.

"Guardado reportedly looked toward the deputies, produced a handgun and ran south down the driveway of the business at the location," Capt. Kent Wegener, head of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau said at a press conference in late June.

The representative who shot his weapon will be met by specialists Monday, as indicated by a source acquainted with the issue.