LAPD: Detective's death won't impede Derrick Rose rape investigation

New York Knicks’ Derrick Rose arrives at Federal Court in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Lawyers for a woman accusing Rose and two of his friends of rape failed to disclose text messages to the defense, but the lapse was not significant enough to throw out the case or declare a mistrial, a judge ruled Wednesday. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police say a detective’s death won’t impede a rape investigation of NBA player Derrick Rose.

The Los Angeles Police Department said Wednesday that Nadine Hernandez was one of several detectives investigating the allegations.

Police say the 44-year-old died from a gunshot wound to the chest in a suspected suicide.

The LAPD says there’s no indication the death was related to any cases Hernandez was investigating.

A woman who sued Rose and his friends is seeking $21.5 million in an ongoing civil trial. She claims the three raped her while she was incapacitated three years ago.

Defense lawyers say Hernandez told them there was no rape case. The woman’s lawyers say Hernandez told them a crime had been committed and she was preparing to present the case to prosecutors.