FBI confirms investigation into foothills shooting

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The FBI has officially announced that they have opened an investigation into the fatal shooting of James Boyd.

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The March 16 fatal shooting by two Albuquerque Police officers of a mentally ill homeless camper in the city’s foothills is now the subject of a federal criminal investigation.

Two APD officers, Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez, fired three shots apiece at Boyd from their assault-style rifles as Boyd was turning away from them. The shooting happened three and a half hours into APD’s encounter with Boyd, who had a three- or four-inch knife in each hand when he was shot.

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