Yet another police shooting in Albuquerque

April 1, 2014

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Multiple sources are reporting another law-enforcement shooting in Albuquerque Tuesday morning, with a victim described by witnesses as unarmed shot in the back of the head by a female US Marshal. (un)OccupyAbq posted a photo  at the scene of the shooting at Bridge and Sunset in the South Valley, holding signs calling for an end to the police shootings, which include 37 (23 fatal) since 2010.

 

An Albuquerque Journal online account of the last incident describes the shooting victim as a fugitive, attributing the information to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, stating further, “a U.S. Marshals Service task force was attempting to arrest the suspect for violating parole and other alleged crimes, including aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, child abuse and being a felon in possession of a firearm.”

 

A BCSO spokesman would not tell the Journal whether the suspect was armed or why  officers shot him. But eyewitnesses interviewed by a Journal reporter were unanimous that he was not holding a weapon and that deputies, dressed in plain clothes, did not identify themselves.

A woman claiming to be the sister of the victim said he is Gilbert Angelo Serrano, 33, father of a small child. According to the Journal the victim, to whom it refers as “the suspect,” was taken to an Albuquerque hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

 

Other witnesses said they had their cell phones taken by officers when they learned the bystanders were using them to take photos and video of the scene.

 

The full Journal acount can be found at http://www.abqjournal.com/377298/abqnewsseeker/police-activity-in-sw-albuquerque.html

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