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Autopsy: Kendrec McDade shot point-blank, struck by 7 bullets then handcuffed

Pasadena Police Shooting

McDade Family File Photo

In this undated family photo, Kendrec McDade, then a high school student, is seen wearing his Aztecs Football team uniform. McDade was shot by police after being chased and making a move, reaching toward his waistband, according to police.

The L.A. County Coroner's Office autopsy report released Friday reveals that 19-year-old Kendrec McDade was shot at point-blank range by one Pasadena police officer and struck by a total of seven bullets, then handcuffed.

The sequence of events seemed to start when the officer behind the wheel of a cruiser fired four times at McDade through an open window. His partner, who was on foot, fired another four rounds, believing there was a gunfight in progress. 

McDade was then handcuffed on the ground. 

Paramedics were called to the scene immediately following the March 24 shooting, the report shows.

McDade was described as alert and "combative" before arriving at Huntington Memorial Hospital.

He died approximately 90 minutes later.

The autopsy report says three of the seven wounds, two to McDade’s abdomen and one to his right arm, were fatal.

Kendrec McCade autopsy report


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