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HPD Cop Jose Coronado Gets 30-Day Suspension over Deadly Sherlock’s Pub Shooting

February 17, 2012
Richard Connelly, Houston Press

A Houston cop who shot to death a patron while off-duty at a River Oaks bar has been suspended for 30 days after an Internal Affairs investigation, HPD says.

HPD spokesperson Jodi Silva tells Hair Balls that Jose Coronado is currently serving the suspension, which was handed down recently.

Coronado, a six-year vet, killed Omar Ventura in the parking lot of Sherlock’s Pub in the 1900 block of West Gray about 2:20 a.m. February 19 of last year.

He had gotten into an altercation with Ventura. Some witnesses claim Coronado seemed drunk; HPD later said he was tested and passed, although critics said the test wasn’t taken until hours after the incident.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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