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New Mexico Cops Under Fire for Shooting of Homeless Man Who Appeared to Be Surrendering

New Mexico Cops Under Fire for Shooting of Homeless Man Who Appeared to Be Surrendering

(WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO) New York Daily News: Shocking footage from a cop’s helmet cam shows the moment a homeless man was shot dead in New Mexico after police tried to detain him for illegal camping.

James Boyd was reportedly gunned down in the Sandia Foothills outside Albuquerque at 7:30 p.m. last Sunday after being confronted by officers for sleeping in an unauthorized area.

Harrowing video shows the 38-year-old finally agreeing to give himself up — after a three hour stand-off — and turning around to retrieve his belongings. But then an officer fires a flash-bang device into his path, and two other officers fire multiple shots into his body and he falls to the ground.

Boyd was pronounced dead soon after.

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