Updated: 03/26/2014 4:59 PM |
Created: 03/26/2014 7:01 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed and Johnny Cordoba, KOB.com
Albuquerque police confirm a man shot by officers Tuesday night has been pronounced dead at a local hospital.
APD Chief Gorden Eden said officers responded to a 911 call that a suspect had pointed a gun at a juvenile at an apartment complex in the 200 block of 60th Street.
According to Eden, officers established a safety perimeter in the area and attempted to communicate with the suspect prior to the shooting. Eden added that "the suspect exited the apartment with a firearm, and fired the firearm," prompting police to fire at the suspect.
But the suspect's sister told KOB she saw the entire incident and said her brother was holding a cellphone, not a gun.
A video uploaded on YouTube early Wednesday claims to show the shooting scene. It appears to show the same apartment and a chaotic scene. In the background, a person who is believed to be the suspect can be seen.
Several people scream and the sound of shots fired can be heard. The person in the video then falls to the ground and people run toward him.
The suspect, identified as Alfred Redwine by his sister and confirmed Wednesday afternoon by police chief Gorden Eden, died at the hospital.
Later Wednesday morning, four people from the apartment complex left with police. They all had towels over their heads. These people were not under arrest, but police have not said why they left with officers.
The case is still under investigation by the Albuquerque Police Department, the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office and New Mexico State Police.
This new officer-involved shooting comes at the heels of large-scale protests by the community after Albuquerque police shot a homeless man with a history of mental issues on March 16.
Helmet and lapel camera videos of the incident show the suspect, James Boyd, being shot after illegally camping in the Sandia foothills and a five-hour standoff with police. Boyd was armed with knives during the incident.
Stay with KOB Eyewitness News 4 and KOB.com for updates on this ongoing investigation.