APD releases new details in latest officer-involved shooting

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – APD’s deputy chief briefed KRQE News 13 Thursday on the fatal shooting of a career criminal near Central and Eubank.

Undercover officers tried to arrest Jeremy Robertson at a gas station on car theft charges; they also suspected the felon had a gun.

Robertson spotted the officer and bolted from the gas station across Central and through a field into a neighborhood.

“He begins to flee from them, pulling a pistol from his waistband — as he’s running one detective pulled a Taser, trying to incapacitate him, but it failed. It did not hit him,” Deputy Chief William Roseman said.

A store surveillance camera a block away caught two SWAT officers screaming for Robertson to drop the gun as he ran through the field and onto a street.

Seconds later they fired four shots from a distance, killing him.

The SWAT team officers who fired, Anthony Sedler and Ramon Ornelas, didn’t have lapel cameras. They did have helmet cameras, but Roseman said he didn’t know whether those cameras captured the shooting.

This is Ornelas’ second fatal shooting, and is Sedler’s third. Sedler killed an armed robber last year on Menaul after a lengthy manhunt. His camera was not on in that case.

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