Albuquerque Police Dept. under fire for shooting homeless man

Did police overreact recently, shooting a homeless man?

By Shepard Ambellas

ALBUQUERQUE (INTELLIHUB) — In the past 4-years Albuquerque Police have shot and killed 23 people. That’s the highest per capita rate out of any police department in the nation. In fact, it’s four times the national average, according to a new report. And recently the were back at it again, this time shooting a homeless man.

Jason Boyd, who was allegedly camping illegally in the foothills, was shot dead by police after a 3-hour standoff recently.

According to police, the suspect pulled out two knives that were directed at an unarmed canine officer.

Boyd was reported to have “an extensive arrest record”.

Police claim that the shooting was justified.

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