Public Health New Mexico
10:30 am
Wed March 26, 2014

APD Guns Down Westside Man

 

Credit A still from a neighbor's cell phone video of last night's shooting

   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Just hours after hundreds took to the streets to protest the Albuquerque police killing of a homeless man, officials say a man was shot dead by officers after he opened fire on police.

Albuquerque Chief Gorden Eden said the suspect was shot late Tuesday. He said police had received a call to an apartment complex about a man holding a child at gunpoint.

Albuquerque police spokesman Tasia Martinez says the suspect, whose has not been named, died this morning at a nearby hospital.

Albuquerque police are under fire for 36 other police shootings since 2010, including the fatal shooting of a homeless man earlier this month in the Sandia foothills.

Hundreds of people on Tuesday protested that and other police shootings.

UPDATE: March 26, 2014, 10:23 a.m.A video has emerged that is said to have been taken by neighbors. Witnesses say the suspect on the Westside was unarmed and holding a phone to his ear before he was shot.