GRAPHIC FOOTAGE: Gruesome video shows police killing homeless man with mental illness
What you’re about to see is horrific.
This mentally-disturbed man, illegally camping in the hills above Albuquerque, New Mexico, will soon fall victim to police bullets.
The justification for the shooting, according to police: two small camping knives in his hands.
After hours of negotiations with police and surrounded by heavily-armed officers, James Boyd agrees to leave.
Then suddenly, this:
WARNING, THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC FOOTAGE. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
A flash grenade.
Boyd turns his back, police open fire,
Three shots. As he gasps for breath, police sic a dog on his leg.
They then fire bean bags at his arms, then handcuff him as you hear the 38-year-old man slowly wheezing.
Boyd was slowly dying.
The next day in a hospital, James Boyd became the 26th person in the last four years to die after being shot by Albuquerque police.
The autopsy revealed he was shot in the back: a homicide.