Albuquerque police have released lapel video of this week’s deadly officer-involved shooting.
The video lasts about four minutes and came from Officer Matthew Fisher. It shows the officer running down San Mateo Boulevard after John Edward Okeefe and firing several shots.
Fisher can be heard shouting for Okeefe to show his hands as he gets out of his patrol car on San Mateo. Fisher runs along the sidewalk shouting for Okeefe to stop.
“Show me your hands! Show me your hands! Albuquerque police! Stop! Stop! Stop! Show me your hands! Stop,” Fisher yells.
It’s tough to see Okeefe in the footage, but it appears he fires several shots at Fisher. The video shows Fisher stopping to fire several shots in Okeefe’s direction.
Other officers arrive on scene and swarm behind the bushes where the body is. Fisher appears rattled.
Police said Okeefe was armed with a gun and was wearing body armor. Investigators believe those items were stolen from the home of a Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy.
The other officer involved, Michael Oates, was unable to turn his lapel camera on prior to the incident. Police said that’s because the situation escalated rapidly.
It’s been a difficult start to the year for Albuquerque police. Two officers have been shot in the line of duty, and the officers in this case were also fired upon. These incidents took place in a two-week period.