Lapel cam footage released of Alfred Redwine shooting

Created: 04/18/2014 10:13 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Shortly after the last fatal officer-involved-shooting In Albuquerque, the Albuquerque Police Department showed media pictures of the gun they say the suspect had. Late Friday afternoon, three weeks later, police released lapel camera video from the officers who were right there when convicted felon Alfred Redwine was shot.

Following the shooting, some people doubted whether Redwine had a gun, so the key was to find the gun in those videos. The video was dark and not of great quality, and there were objects on the ground that were hard to discern.

Over and over again, officers tell 30-year-old Alfred Redwine to “put down the gun.” Police say Redwine didn’t listen and fired a round. In cell phone video, you can see Redwine holding something up to his head, pointing it down, and then it looks like smoke comes out of what may have been a gun. The lapel camera video doesn’t clearly show Redwine before the shooting.

Police said Redwine’s gun was in the dirt after he was shot. In this case, the sound may be more revealing than the video.

“Leave the firearm where it is,” a lieutenant says.

At one point, feet from Redwine’s body, there is what could have been a gun between an officer’s legs. Police were shining a flashlight in that area.

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