ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, have released video of an officer who accidentally shot a man during a burglary investigation.
Video from a lapel camera shows an officer climbing through a broken window of a second-floor apartment Sunday when a gunshot is heard. The officer then says he fell after his leg got caught on the window sill and the gun went off.
The video then shows a man on the first floor with a gunshot wound in his back near his neck.
Albuquerque police spokesman Tannier Tixier says Officer Tamas Nadas fired the shot. He’s been placed on administrative leave.
Police say the injured man is expected to survive.
The shooting comes after city officials recently signed an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to overhaul the use of force by police.