VIDEO: N.M. Man Planned Death by Cop, Held "Thank You" Note
In a recently released video, Robert Garcia Sr. calmly ignores an officer's shouts to drop his gun, walking around an Albuquerque PD vehicle to approach the officer directly.
A shot rings out as Garcia appears to begin raising the gun, and he crumples to the ground. That's the scene depicted in the video from a lapel camera worn by Officer Peter Romero, who shot and wounded Garcia about 2:30 a.m. Nov. 15. It matches the account provided by authorities after the shooting, reports the Albuquerque Journal.
It turns out Garcia was carrying a pellet gun. He survived the shooting and later apologized to officers.
Albuquerque police released the video and others Wednesday to reporters who had requested them under the state Inspection of Public Records Act.