CRIME

Residents want police charged in shooting death of teen girl who hit officer with stolen car

  • Cynthia Valdez raises her arm at left while Rev. Terrence Hughes, right in hat, leads people in prayer during a vigil near the scene of the early morning fatal shooting of a young woman who hit and injured a Denver Police Department officer while driving a stolen vehicle Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in northeast Denver. Valdez said that she was a friend of the woman who was shot by police in the incident. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Cynthia Valdez raises her arm at left while Rev. Terrence Hughes, right in hat, leads people in prayer during a vigil near the scene of the early morning fatal shooting of a young woman who hit and injured a Denver Police Department officer while driving a stolen vehicle Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in northeast Denver. Valdez said that she was a friend of the woman who was shot by police in the incident. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Candles burn in front of participants at a vigil near the scene of the early morning fatal shooting of a young woman who hit and injured a Denver Police Department officer while driving a stolen vehicle Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in northeast Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Candles burn in front of participants at a vigil near the scene of the early morning fatal shooting of a young woman who hit and injured a Denver Police Department officer while driving a stolen vehicle Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in northeast Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Eric Verlo, left, of Denver holds a placard during a vigil near the scene of the early morning fatal shooting of a young woman who hit and injured a Denver Police Department officer while driving a stolen vehicle Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in northeast Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Eric Verlo, left, of Denver holds a placard during a vigil near the scene of the early morning fatal shooting of a young woman who hit and injured a Denver Police Department officer while driving a stolen vehicle Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in northeast Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

A day after Denver police shot and killed a 16-year-old girl in a stolen car, some residents are calling for charges against the officers responsible.

They plan to rally outside the office of District Attorney Mitch Morrissey on Tuesday morning.

Police shot the girl, identified by friends as Jessica Hernandez, on Monday morning after they say she struck and injured an officer in a stolen car.

Police have released few other details about the shooting in an alley in a residential, middle-class neighborhood.

Several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the site Monday night to remember Jessica and demand answers about the shooting.