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.