Residents in Albuquerque are taking to the streets in protest of what they call “ongoing slayings of citizens” by their local police department. Tuesday’s shooting of an unarmed man marked the third unarmed shooting in just three weeks by cops.
Deputy U.S. Marshals were trying to arrest a known felon wanted on new charges when they say he tried to get away. That’s when they fired. A spokesperson with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says the man U.S. Marshals were after is at the hospital where his condition is stable. Witnesses are questioning how this all went down.
“Get out of the car! Get out of the vehicle! And then boom! She shot like right away. She just shot right away,” Gabriel Valdez said. “He never pulled out a gun, nothing,” one witness told KRQE News 13. “His hands were on the steering wheel.”
“This is enough! This is ridiculous!” another witness said. KRQE News 13 talked to one witness who says he had his cell phone taken away from him.
In response to the shooting, a small crowd gathered to express their feelings about police brutality. Here’s footage that one witness was able to keep of the incident.
Warning: Graphic image and some profanity.
The names of the deputy marshals and the man involved have not been released.
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