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Jury sees gun allegedly used to shoot Selma cops

Jessie Hernandez accused of shooting and wounding officers

SAN ANTONIO – It was not what would likely be considered compelling evidence, but it was critical, prosecutors say, in their case against Jessie Hernandez.

Hernandez, 35, a former Corpus Christi police officer, is on trial facing aggravated assault of a public servant-police officer charges.

He allegedly shot and wounded two Selma police officers on the night of Sept. 19, 2013.

The officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call at the home of Hernandez's parents in the Bexar County community of Selma.

"This is the Springfield XD pistol that I photographed that you just saw on the screen," Selma Detective John Sorensen testified as he examined a pistol prosecutors offered as evidence.

He was talking about a series of crime scene photographs he had taken that night and were being shown to the jury.

At one point, defense attorney John Ritenour questioned Sorensen at length about the number of shots his client allegedly fired. And he tried unsuccessfully to keep some of the pictures taken by the detective from being used as evidence by prosecutors.

Testimony is expected to continue Thursday in Judge Lori Valenzuela's 437th District Court room.


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