Officer in James Boyd shooting fired from Albuquerque Police

Dominique Perez
Dominique Perez

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. 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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