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Video: New Mexico Officer Cleared in 2013 Standoff Shooting

November 18, 2014  | 

VIDEO: New Mexico Officer Cleared in 2013 Standoff Shooting

No charges will be brought against the New Mexico State Police officer who shot and killed an armed suspect during an Albuquerque police standoff in the Northeast Heights in 2013, Second Judicial District Attorney Kari Brandenburg’s office announced Friday.

State Police officer Shane Todd shot 21-year-old Kendall Carroll at an apartment in the 13000 block of Constitution NE on March 19, 2013.

Carroll, who was wanted in connection with the shooting of Albuquerque police officer Ignas Darius in the lower back two days earlier, had barricaded himself in the apartment with his brother for several hours before the shooting, the Albuquerque Journal reports.

Albuquerque police, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and State Police SWAT teams responded to the standoff, according to the shooting review.

At the apartment, Carroll and an APD officer exchanged gunfire, and the SWAT teams fired numerous volleys of tear gas canisters and flash bangs into the apartment, according to the review. Michael Carroll, Kendall’s brother, surrendered about halfway through the standoff.

Carroll was shot after he started to walk out of the apartment with a gun pointed at officers, according to the review. The .45-caliber gun used to shoot Darius was found at the scene, police said.

Todd shot Carroll from a prone position from about the length of a football field away. He said he was in fear of other officers’ safety when he fired his weapon, according to his interview.

Comments (5)

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Martyb @ 11/18/2014 4:20 PM

This should have never gone to a prosecutor in the first place! If the agency's shooter review board ruled the shooting within department standards that should have been the end of it.

Enrique @ 11/18/2014 5:10 PM

That's nice that it only took them 20 months to decide this. The officer knew it was a good shoot, but to be in limbo for 20 months was not a good feeling, I'm sure. I bet they don't wait 20 months to announce if Officer Wilson was cleared or not.

Tom Ret @ 11/18/2014 5:38 PM

It took me no more than 2 microseconds much less 20 months to judge this case and ridiculous holding the officer in limbo for such a time.

kevCopAz @ 11/18/2014 6:01 PM

Maybe they should change the States nick names from the "Land of Enchantment" to "la la land",,,,really they had to send this shooting to an attorney for prosecution? This is a standard SWAT type shooting. Then it takes this fricking long to decide? How incompetent are those New Mexican fools? This should have been reviewed and within a few days the PD says the officer followed protocol, it was a good shoot. Then the prosecute could look at it and confirm that within the most a month. This long is ridiculous. Im so very glad I never was the police in New Mexico. What a "land of political correctness". Need I add that its a "Democrat" state. surprise to all Im sure.

SECGuard @ 11/18/2014 8:57 PM

Residence in New Mexico take the sides of suspects over the police. They love criminals down there.

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