Footage released of deadly officer-involved shooting outside Las Cruces grocery store
LAS CRUCES, N.M.– —
Surveillance footage was released of a deadly officer-involved shooting that happened in January in Las Cruces.
The shooting happened at a Lowe’s grocery store on Solano Drive and Missouri Avenue.
Police officers shot and killed Jeremy Lopez-Robledo, who was wanted by the U.S. Marshals.
Lopez-Robledo was a suspected Las Cruces gang member with a criminal history.
Footage from the store's surveillance camera shows when an officers run after Lopez-Robledo. The video shows when an officer used a Taser on the man, which had no effect.
“He has something in his hand,” an officer is heard saying in the video. “Drop the weapon.”
Lopez-Robledo was armed with a folding knife and swung it toward the officers, according to police.
Officer Manuel Frias tried to arrest the man, who physically resisted and fought with officers, police said.
Frias drew his weapon and shot Lopez-Robledo four times, killing him.
Police said Frias was cut by Robledo’s knife, but his injuries were not severe. A picture was released of the knife police said he was carrying.
Lopez-Robledo had been wanted for violating his probation. His lengthy criminal history includes previous assaults on police, according to records.
The officer who shot Lopez-Robledo was initially placed on administrative leave but was cleared of wrongdoing by the district attorney’s office and has resumed working with the Las Cruces Police Department.