Created: 03/26/2014 10:12 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
The Albuquerque Police Department and the family of Alfred Redwine gave conflicting reports as to what they believe happened before an officer involved shooting on March 25.
Daniel Bernal, a witness watching from across the street, says he and his friend saw everything unfold from the moment the first two officers arrived. They started shooting video after police shouted for Redwine to come outside.
Bernal says moments before he saw Redwine get shot, he saw him with a gun of his own.
“I guess they had hung up the phone and next thing I know he's coming out of the door out of there but with the gun pointed to his head and the kids are getting out,” Bernal said. “Next thing you know, two minutes later after all the arguing and trying to calm him down, he points the gun to the floor, and he shoots a couple times and that's when the cops started shooting him.”
Bernal says he didn’t see Redwine threaten anyone directly.
“He didn't point the gun specifically at anybody, he pointed it down to the floor and shot,” Bernal said.
But he doesn’t fault APD for their actions, he thinks Redwine should have dropped the gun.