New details, video released in Sunday shooting

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – KRQE News 13 has obtained new video showing the tense standoff between Albuquerque Police and a man in the foothills that ended with him dead.

APD has also named the two officers involved in the shooting.

A quiet foothills neighborhood near Tramway and Copper remains the scene of Albuquerque’s latest officer-involved shooting.

We now have a very clear view of what that scene looked like Sunday evening.

A neighbor sent News 13 video where we see officers, guns drawn, trying to negotiate with a man who police have yet to identify.

APD has identified two of their own in the shooting, officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez. Sandy was hired in July of 2007 and Perez a year earlier.

Sandy was fired just two months before his APD hire by New Mexico State Police, accused of fraud but was never charged by District Attorney Kari Brandenburg.

The video sent to News 13 also shows the man holding a knife in each hand.

News 13 has learned he had a long history with the law, including three charges of battery on a peace officer over the last decade. They were all later dismissed. News 13 has also learned he was homeless and believed to be schizophrenic.

In other videos, the man can be heard shouting at officers.

“If I have to put this down, (inaudible) all back to life, but I will kill you!” the man is heard saying.

“I’m going to hunt you down and kill you! That’s my personal promise!” he yells in another video.

Chief Gorden Eden spoke to media the night of the standoff saying no lethal force had been used and that one shot had been fired.  However, neighbors told News 13 they heard multiple gunshots.

The man died Monday morning.

Neighbors originally reported the man to police because he was illegally camping in the foothills open space for a month.

APD is expected to release more information Friday afternoon. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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