LAPD detective who was investigating rape allegations against NBA star Derrick Rose died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said Wednesday. Nadine Hernandez, 44, was transported to a hospital where she later died. A firearm was recovered at the scene, police said. Whittier police also said in a statement that the incident is being investigated as a suicide.
“However, this is an ongoing investigation and we will continue to collaborate with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office as part of our investigation,” the department said.
Hernandez had worked on several high profile cases for the Los Angeles Police Department, including the investigation into Rose. On Sept. 23, Hernandez wrote a letter to the attorney of a woman who claims Rose and two others raped her in 2013.