Albuquerque Police Share Video From Fatal Shooting

Jun 8, 2014

  A knife-wielding man shot and killed by Albuquerque police after he reportedly attacked his girlfriend and another man was repeatedly ordered to drop his weapon, newly released police video and audio show.

Police on Friday released an arriving sergeant's lapel camera video and audio from the May 22 shooting of suspect Ralph Chavez.

The video shows the two officers who shot Chavez backing away from him across traffic lanes just before firing.

Officer Ryan Graves can be heard shouting several times at Chavez to put the knife down.

Deputy Chief William Roseman says the investigation will also focus on why there was no video of the actual shooting.

Police say Graves' rain jacket obscured his camera and the other officer failed to turn his camera on.

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