ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Kenneth Ellis III, 25, was fatally shot by an APD detective while holding handgun.
A Bernalillo County grand jury has determined that the Jan. 13, 2010, fatal shooting of Kenneth Ellis by Albuquerque Police Detective Brett Lampiris-Tremba was justified, District Attorney Kari Brandenburg announced today in a news release.
Ellis got out of his car armed with a gun during a traffic stop in front of a convenience store in the 1400 block of Eubank NE and was shot to death, according to the release.
Investigators with the Albuquerque Police Department, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico State Police investigated the incident, the release said.
The case was presented to the grand jury on Wednesday, and the grand jury expressly found that no further investigation or other action regarding the officer-involved shooting was needed and authorized release of the findings, the DA’s Office said.
Grand juries have heard three other officer-involved shootings so far this year and in each case have found the shootings justified, the release said.