Video: SWAT Officers Told Suspect To Drop Gun

Jul 22, 2014

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UPDATE 7/24: A newly released video shows Albuquerque SWAT officers yelling at an armed man several times to drop his gun before he was fatally shot.

Videos made public Thursday showed two tactical officers running after a fleeing 33-year-old Jeremy Joe Robertson before at least two shots are heard. Another video shows what police say is a witness who was held at gunpoint by Robertson prior to his encounter with officers.

Albuquerque police said the ATF was seeking to take Robertson into custody when Albuquerque officers Anthony Sedler and Ramon Ornelas shot him Tuesday.

Ornelas was one of two officers who fatally shot 56-year-old Daniel Gonzales during a 2010 Tucumcari standoff.

Sedler was involved in two other fatal shootings: the 2010 shooting of Chris Hinz and the 2013 shooting of Parrish Dennison.


Officials say Albuquerque police have shot and killed an armed suspect wanted by federal authorities.

Deputy Chief William Roseman told reporters two officers shot the suspect Tuesday after he fled plain-clothed officers from a gas station.

Roseman says the man, whose name was not released, had pulled a firearm from his waist and was a threat to the area. He says the man died at the scene.

Roseman did not identify the officers in the shooting and didn't take questions from reporters.

The shooting comes as the city of Albuquerque and the U.S. Justice Department are locked in negotiations over ordered reforms following a harsh report into police's use of force.

Albuquerque police also have been under scrutiny for 41 police shootings — 27 of them fatal — since 2010.