Hours after hundreds protested the Albuquerque Police Department’s use of force Tuesday evening, officers opened fire on a man near Central and Coors. The man died at the hospital, police said Wednesday morning.
Neighbors at the scene of Tuesday’s shooting were shocked and outraged. They said officers shot the man while he was unarmed and talking on a cellphone.
Several said this morning that the man was armed but that he did not ever point or shoot at officers. They said he had the gun to his own head.
Franchesca Coffee said she watched the confrontation from her apartment, which is across a small courtyard from where the shooting happened.
“They tried to say that he shot at them? They’re full of it. I saw the whole thing. He was no threat whatsoever,” she said.
A video shot by a neighbor appears to show a man in a white shirt on a porch holding a cellphone
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Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States (load item map)
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