ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Alfred Redwine was drunk when he was shot by police three times during a latenight confrontation that left the 30-year-old dead three months ago, according to an autopsy released Tuesday.
Redwine was shot in the right lower chest, in the right abdomen and the right forearm, the autopsy states, and he died from police fire.
The gunshot to Redwine’s right lower chest went through a rib, his liver and lung, and exited through his back. The shot to his abdomen went through his small intestine and was lodged in his pelvis.
The third gunshot went through Redwine’s forearm and into his right hip before it exited his right buttock. The shots caused chest bleeding and damaged his liver, lung, abdominal muscles, intestines and right hip bone. He also had scrapes on his head.
He had no drugs in his system, a toxicology report said, but his blood alcohol content was at least 0.27 percent — more than three times the presumed level of intoxication. No gunpowder residue was found on the wounds. The shots were fired from an “indeterminate range.”
Officer James Eichel fired the shots, according to APD.
Redwine was shot March 25 after police were called by a 14-year-old girl who said he threatened her with a gun. Police said he fired a shot during the confrontation with police but have not yet said if he fired at police or in a different direction. His sister disputes whether he shot at all.
Lapel video released by the department from the officers at the scene doesn’t show Redwine in the seconds before the shooting.
He had a gun to his head at one point, according to commentary from police at the scene, and cell phone footage appears to show him holding something to his head.