Witnesses contradict APD's version of shooting

Created: 03/26/2014 7:47 PM
By: Jen Samp, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Countless boot prints and footsteps are all that’s left behind in a small apartment courtyard near Coors and Central.

But this was the scene last night where dozens of people saw police shooting Alfred Redwine in the courtyard, killing him.

Witnesses say groups covering their faces with towels as the left the scene were the neighbors who called 911 saying Redwine pulled a gun out on a kid.

Residents shouted at the group calling them liars. 

Wynema Gonzagowski says it was her phone that Alfred Redwine's sister borrowed to call her brother, asking him to come out.

She pulled up the call history that shows the conversation lasted for 1-minute and 48 seconds.

Then she says police took the phone and hung up.

“The cops say tell them to drop the cell phone,” Gonzagowski and that’s what the cops said tell him to drop the cell phone.”

Moments later, witnesses say Redwine was shot multiple times.

“This hand goes down and I hear pop-pop and then three more immediate pops and he goes down,” said Gonzagowski’s husband Michael.

But the eyewitness accounts do not match up with APD's.

Police say Alfred Redwine walked out with a gun and shot at officers first.

“Did you see a gun?” we asked. “No, I saw a cell phone,” Michael said.

“I didn't see a gun, said Francesca Coffey who was watching out of her window, “I saw his hand like this (hold hand to ear) and his other hand was down they just shot him.”

The conflicting part of these witnesses’ stories was whether Redwine's hand was up or resting at his side the time he was shot.

Officers say they have recovered a gun from the scene. Three bullets were missing from the chamber.

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