ALBUQUERQUE, NM – “Stop it!! Stop it!!
It started with a fight…
“Whoa whoa whoa!!”
And ended in gunfire.
“What the f***!!”
This is the witness cell phone video that a judge forced Albuquerque police to release.
Showing Jaquise Lewis wearing a yellow shirt in the moments leading up to his death at Los Altos Skate Park in March.
The mass shooting left six people wounded, and Lewis dead at the scene.
News 13 has chosen to isolate Lewis’ in the video as APD has not charged anyone in the case.
Video shows the fight starting between two people with Lewis not fighting. But close by.
About twenty seconds later Lewis and another man can be seen trading punches as the fight moves into the parking lot of the skate park.
Zooming in Lewis can be seen in the far back.
About one minute in to the fight, someone fires four shots.
Zooming in, the muzzle flashes can be seen shooting into the air.
Moments later Jaquise Lewis can be seen running back towards a group, then walking forward with what appears to be his hand pointed out.
APD believes Lewis had a gun, but no gun has been recovered.
Seconds later Lewis is seen walking toward the camera and pointing his hands.
As he turns his back, aman opens fire.
He fires at least eight shots, killing Lewis.
This is what APD said in May after showing still-images of the witness video.
(Tanner Tixier) “We’ve all come to the conclusion that at this point, Jaquise Lewis was shot in self-defense.”
Their minds haven’t been changed yet.
Speaking on the video’s release, Albuquerque City Attorney Jessica Hernandez says the city has nothing to hide; but is now concerned that the video could hurt the investigation.
(Jessica Hernandez) “Investigators shouldn’t have to wonder, is this witness telling me what they actually remember or this witness telling me what they watched on the news last night”