ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque Police officer who is facing murder charges in the death of a homeless camper is no longer an Albuquerque Police Department officer.
A spokeswoman for the department has confirmed that Dominique Perez has been fired.
KRQE News 13 reached out to Perez’s attorney, but has not heard back. It’s unclear at this point if Perez plans to appeal the decision.
Dominique Perez was on paid leave after the shooting of James Boyd. Perez is facing second-degree murder charges for the shooting, along with Officer Keith Sandy. Sandy retired almost one year ago.
Once Perez was indicted, the city was able to dismiss him.
The trial for Perez and Sandy has been set for August of next year.