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Albuquerque Police Release Video of Officer-Involved Shooting Caught on Camera

Albuquerque Police Release Video of Officer-Involved Shooting Caught on Camera

Warning this video may be considered disturbing to some.

Suspect Keshawn Thomas. Source Albuquerque Police Department

Suspect Keshawn Thomas. Source Albuquerque Police Department

Albuquerque Police Department Press Release

APD releases details of recent officer-involved shooting

The Albuquerque Police Department released details today of an officer-involved shooting on Aug. 28, 2022, at a gas station in Northwest Albuquerque.


Date of Incident: Aug. 28, 2022

Location: 2721 Coors Blvd., NW

APD received a call at 11:14 p.m. on Aug. 28, 2022, from an employee at the Valero gas station, located at 2721 Coors Blvd., N.W. who said a vehicle had been parked at the gas pump for several hours. The caller said the vehicle was not running, and she could barely see the driver because of the dark, tinted windows. She asked for officers to check on the driver.

Officers in the Northwest Area Command arrived at the gas station at 11:32 p.m. They ran the license plate and determined the registered owner of the car was Keshawn Thomas.

Officers discovered the driver, later confirmed to be Thomas, was asleep in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Officers noticed alcohol, including an open container, inside the vehicle. They determined that since the vehicle was not running, they did not have charges for drunk driving. Officers decided they would tell Thomas he needed to have someone come and pick up the car.

They woke Thomas and asked him to exit the vehicle and take a seat. They told Thomas not to start the car and told him he was not in trouble. Thomas exited the vehicle but declined to sit down.

An officer asked Thomas what he was doing with open containers in the car and pointed out he was drunk and had been passed out for several hours. Officers later told investigators that they detected signs of intoxication during the encounter.

An officer told him he should not be driving drunk because he could hurt himself or others. Thomas and the officers argued with each other, and as the conversation became more heated, an additional officer was requested for assistance.

A third officer arrived and he convinced Thomas to move away from gas pumps while he smoked cigarettes. Another officer determined Thomas did not have any warrants. Officers told Thomas he could call someone to pick up his vehicle so it would not be towed. Thomas asked if he could retrieve his phone from the vehicle. Officers asked him if he had any weapons. He said he had a weapon in the trunk and pulled a gun magazine loaded with ammunition from his pocket and handed it to an officer.

Thomas sat in the driver’s seat of his vehicle with the door open and appeared to be searching the interior of the car. Officers directed him to get his phone and exit the vehicle. After about 30 second, one of the officers called out that Thomas had a gun. All three officers fired their handguns, striking and killing Thomas.

During later interviews with investigators, all three officers said they saw Thomas produce the gun and start to point it toward them, prompting them to shoot him and stop his actions.

A loaded handgun, believed to be owned by Thomas, was recovered in the driver’s area of the vehicle. A gun magazine was also found on the driver’s seat. Investigators did not locate a phone in the car after it was searched.

Subject: Keshawn Thomas, 27

Involved Officers:

Ø Marcos Flores, who has been with the department since 3/27/2021, has not been involved in any prior officer-involved shootings.

Ø Dustin Ketchum, who has been with the department since 3/27/2021, has not been involved in any prior officer-involved shootings.

Ø Kenneth Skeens, who has been with the department since 6/9/2018, has not been involved in any prior officer-involved shootings.

Over the next several months, APD will continue to investigate and analyze this incident. Detectives will continue interviewing any new witnesses that come forward and complete any forensic tests. After the investigation is complete, APD’s Force Review Board will forward the findings to the Superintendent of Police Reform to determine if this incident met the high standards of the Albuquerque Police Department. The Multi-Agency Task Force will forward its case to the District Attorney’s Office to make any determination of criminal charges.

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