Created: 04/02/2014 10:15 PM
By: Danielle Todesco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
A couple hundred people returned to the spot where James Boyd was shot by APD officers in the foothills. That incident happened back in mid-March when Boyd was found illegally camping. Police say he threatened them with knives and refused to drop them. Both lethal and non-lethal force was used by police. Boyd died from his injuries.
Wednesday night, a big group gathered at the Copper Trailhead and hiked up to the location of the incident for a memorial service in Boyd's honor.
Most of the people there were mourning a man they never knew. But there were a few people there who did know Boyd. They said he was a kind and brilliant man who they knew as "Aba."
"If someone could have just been like Aba, come down here! Someone that knew him, it would have all ended differently," a friend said.
The crowd said they want Boyd's death to spark change. Several people plan to head to the Albuquerque City Council meeting on April 7.