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Video shows shooting of rookie APD cop

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police on Friday released the lapel camera video taken by a rookie officer as he was shot in the lower back during a March 17 theft investigation.

Officer Ignas Danius was released from the hospital a couple of days after the shooting, and the man who police said shot the officer, Kendall Carroll, was later killed by a State Police sniper March 19 during an hours-long standoff at an Albuquerque apartment complex.

The video, which is mostly dark, shows Danius questioning a woman before three gunshots ring out and Danius falls to the ground. He can be heard crying out from the pain and telling a fellow officer that his legs feel numb. The other officer then can be heard saying “Officer down” into his radio.

The Albuquerque Police Officers Association responded to the video Friday by reminding the public that officers like Danius face extreme danger every day, and the association president said there was a “troubling trend” of violence toward police officers by “increasingly brazen criminals.”

“”This video is an unfortunate reminder to everyone, that there are no routine calls and that any incident can turn violent within seconds,” APOA president Greg Weber said in a statement.

The association estimated nearly 60 bullets have been fired at officers in recent weeks, including during a car chase and two SWAT situations.
— This article appeared on page C01 of the Albuquerque Journal

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