The Albuquerque Police Department investigates after at least one officer shot a man in a house east of Downtown on Monday afternoon. The man was taken to a hospital, where he died. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)
Well what is so weird about that?
At least one Albuquerque Police Department officer shot and fatally injured a man after being called to conduct a welfare check in a house east of Downtown on Monday afternoon.
The man was taken to a hospital, where he died. Police have not publicly identified him.
APD Deputy Chief Harold Medina said that around 1:15 p.m., officers were sent to the 900 block of Edith SE, near Broadway and Coal, because an employer was concerned about an employee and wanted to see if he was OK.
Well he sure as hell did his employee a favor didn’t he?
“They made contact with the individual,” Medina said in a media briefing at the scene. “At this time, an altercation occurred between the officers and the individual, at which time at least one APD officer did discharge their firearm.”
What else was the cop supposed to do? Not shoot a guy he came to check on for safety?
Medina said the shooting occurred inside the house and no other civilians ( let’s just skip over the fact that the police are also civilians contrary to what some of them would love to believe ) were there at the time. He said he did not know whether the man was armed with a gun or any other weapon. He didn’t provide any other information about the altercation.
Yea, that means no..
“We don’t have that information yet,” Medina said. “They’re still working to process the scene. I don’t think they’ve even gone inside the house yet, the crime scene team.”