Police release 911 call from Tuesday's shooting, identify officer who discharged weapon

Updated: 03/27/2014 5:37 PM | Created: 03/27/2014 3:59 PM
By: Steve Mieczkowski,

Albuquerque police have released the 911 call from Tuesday's shooting and have identified the officer who discharged his firearm.

Officer James Eichel started with APD as a Public Service Aide in 2009 and has been a police officer since 2010. Eichel was one of several officers who 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 APD Chief Gorden 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.

The suspect, identified as 30-year-old Alfred Redwine, died at the hospital.

Eichel has not been involved in any previous officer-involved shootings.

James Eichel

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