New information tonight about the man who shot and killed San Diego Police Officer Jeremy Henwood. Dejon White's autopsy report was released by the medical examiner. Danya Bacchus reports.
On August 6th, Officer Jeremy Henwood was gunned down while sitting in his patrol car on University Avenue. In his autopsy report, we've learned more about what happened on that August evening.
The report says one of White's neighbors overhead him saying he shot a police officer and called 9-1-1. Police spotted Dejon as he was leaving his apartment. When they tried to stop him, the report says White stopped his car and raised a shotgun towards officers who fired 20-30 rounds.
The report also details, concerns White's family had about a group he joined.
His father told police he was "recruited by the Earth Center" while staying at a homeless shelter.
The report says Dejon seemed pretty normal after joining the group but his father noticed his diet dramatically changed, he started working out, and lost weight...
His father also told police since joining the group Dejon shared "everything with his fellow believers, but not his family....and he felt the group had "gotten in his head".
A website for the Earth Center says the goal of the organization is to strengthen "traditional Kemetic culture and spirituality in all aspects of life."
I was able to talk to a member of the organization who confirmed White was a student and says what he did sent shockwaves through the organization. He sent over this statement:
The Earth Center represents peace, unity and understanding among humanity. Although we are not a religious organization, we do not condone, teach or promote violence in any form.
The unfortunate recent events involving a student of the traditional education the Earth Center offers sent shockwaves throughout the organization. We know many people are looking for an answer as to why this happened...so are we. Our sympathy goes out to the families who were affected by this terrible incident.