APD releases 911 call, officer identity in shooting

Officer James Eichel

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A frightened young girl calls 911 after a neighbor with a violent past pulls a gun.

The suspect later ends up dead after police open fire.

Albuquerque Police Department released that 911 call late Thursday afternoon.

The man with the gun was 30-year-old Alfred Redwine.

It all started at an apartment complex near 60th and Central Tuesday night.

Witnesses say Redwine was threatening two teens with a gun.

In the 911 call you hear one of the girls say Redwine accused them of stealing then she says the gun came out.

Once police arrived,  Chief Gorden Eden says Redwine came out onto the porch of his own apartment holding a gun to his head and yelling something about his son.

Cell phone video showed Redwine holding an object to his head and lowering it before shots rang out.

Wednesday APD released limited lapel video from the incident.

Thursday they said Officer James Eichel was the one who shot Redwine.

He’s been with APD since 2009, first as a public service aide, then becoming an officer in 2010.

Police say this is the first time he’s been involved in a shooting.

Eichel is on leave along with three other officers.

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