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911 call in officer-involved shooting: ‘There’s a guy and he’s drunk and he has a gun’

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Police today released a recording of the 911 call from a hysterical girl who said a man was pointing a gun at her. The call ultimately led to the fatal police shooting of an armed man on the West Side .

The city also has identified the officer involving in the shooting of Alfred Redwine as officer James Eichel, who started with APD as a Public Service Aide in 2009 and has been an officer since 2010.

Police said Eichel has not been in involved in any previous officer-involved shootings.

The  11-minute and seven second recording of the 911 call starts with the dispatcher responding and a girl’s voice, sobbing, as she says “There’s a guy and he’s drunk and he has a gun. He pointed the gun at me.”

In the call, the dispatcher asks the girl for the address that she’s calling from and she appears confused as she continues to sob and call out “Mom.”

She tells the dispatcher that the man is a neighbor who knew her. She said the man confronted her outside the house.

Eventually, the girl’s mother comes on the phone and gives a description of the man, saying he ran off after they “started raising hell with him.”

 

The dispatcher tells the woman, whose name is redacted from the tape, that police are on their way and asks her to stay on the phone until they arrive.

The woman tells the dispatcher her daughter is 14, they are from Farmington and were just visiting friends.

She indicates her daughter, their friend’s daughter and son went outside to retreive something from a van.

“I didn’t think anything like that was going to happen,” she says.

The man, later identified as Alfred Redwine, 30, was shot by police outside an apartment building on 60th Street.

The shooting occurred hours after hundreds of protesters marched on police headquarters protesting the fatal shooting of James M. Boyd, a homeless man who was camping illegally in the Sandia foothills.

 

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