Video of skate park shooting released – Watch

Video of skate park shooting released - Watch

The city of Albuquerque and Albuquerque Police Department on Friday released two cellphone videos, primary police report and list of all officers who responded to the scene at Los Altos Skate Park March 22, when 17-year-old Jaquise Lewis was shot and killed.

Jaquise Lewis is seen wearing a yellow jersey and throwing a punch during a scuffle. Things escalate, and someone shoots into the air.

Though it’s not clear in the next few frames, police believe Lewis was handed a gun, and that he fired twice. Investigators say that’s the most important part of the video, and that Lewis was not a victim, but was killed by someone in self-defense.

The next part of the video shows Lewis walking away from the crowd with his hands in the air, and was the part his family wanted people to see. At that point in the video someone shoots several times in the direction of Lewis, who later died at the scene.

His mother had sued to get that video released, saying Lewis was murdered. The video ended in a chaotic mess.