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Albuquerque police release video of accidental shooting by officer that injured man


ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — Police have released video showing what happened when an Albuquerque police officer accidentally shot a man during a burglary investigation.

The 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 tells a superior he fell after his leg got caught on the window sill and the gun went off.

"I came in and this leg got caught up here, and because we clear houses my gun was right here and I fell down," the officer is heard saying.

The video then shows a man on the first floor with a gunshot wound in his back near his neck. Blood pours down his bare back as he tries to rest on a couch.

"I have one male in the apartment, the one below ... and it looks like he's got blood to the neck. I can't see what it's from," another officer is heard saying.

"He's got blood? Oh my God," the officer who fired says.

Albuquerque police spokesman Tannier Tixier said Officer Tamas Nadas fired the shot. He's been placed on administrative leave.

Police said 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.

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