Brendan James

Brendan James is a newswriter at Talking Points Memo. Before joining TPM, he worked as a reporter at Yahoo! News and interned at Andrew Sullivan's blog The Dish. He can be reached at brendan@talkingpointsmemo.com. Follow him on Twitter at @deep_beige.

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A teenager who was in the car when her 17-year-old friend Jessica Hernandez was fatally shot by Denver police this week gave an account of the shooting to a local TV station that appears to directly conflict with what police told the public.

The witness, who was one of four teens in a car with Hernandez at the time of the shooting, spoke to KUSA on the condition of anonymity for a segment that aired Tuesday night and was published online on Wednesday.

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