Police chief: Jesus Huerta died of self-inflicted wound

Dec. 11, 2013 @ 04:32 PM

Police Chief Jose Lopez told reporters on Wednesday that Jesus Huerta, the 17-year-old Riverside High School student who died in the back of a Durham police patrol car on Nov. 17, died from a self-inflicted wound with a gun that hadn't been found when Officer Samuel Duncan searched him, while his hands were cuffed behind his back. "You'd be surprised what an individual handcuffed from behind can do," the chief said.