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Sep 23, 2013 7:47 PM by Sara Donchey

Former Officer's Arrest Stirs Painful Memories for Family

CORPUS CHRISTI - The arrest of a former Corpus Christi police officer in Bexar County brought back memories of a shooting while he was off-duty five years ago. Jesse Hernandez Jr. is accused of shooting two officers who came to his home in Selma, Texas to check out a domestic disturbance call.

Hernandez was fired from the CCPD for misconduct after he shot 2 suspects who rammed his patrol car at the Christy Estates apartment complex.
Armando Robledo died from his injuries.

His brother says this latest incident should have never happened. When Gerardo Robledo heard his brother's killer was behind bars, he got chills.
Even though time has passed, for Gerardo, the pain never went away.

"It's heartbreaking to know that somebody that's supposed to protect us did something like that. I mean, it's hard to even talk about it. It hurts," says Robledo.

Hernandez was fired for misconduct, but was never criminally charged. Gerardo felt that justice for his brother was never truly served.

So when Hernandez was jailed this weekend for shooting two police officers, Gerardo felt a strange sense of relief.

"Something has happened that has brought this day back. You know, it's brought back my brother."

Even though gerardo says he feels terrible for the victims and their families, that for his family, finally, justice could be served.

"I just wish I could tell him, like he took somebody that really meant a lot to my family. It devastated my mom, his sister, his little girls. I mean, you don't ever bring that back. It's hard. It hurts me every day. You know, I dream about him. It's crazy."

Hernandez remains in the Bexar County jail on two charges of aggravated assault on a public servant.


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