New Mexico Cops Shoot and Kill Mentally Ill Homeless Man

Bodycam footage was released showing Albuquerque police shooting and killing a homeless man.

A man with a history of mental illness and living on the streets was shot and killed by Albuquerque police officers after reaching for a BB gun in his waistband.

The shooting was captured on police-worn body camera and shows what is likely a suicide-by-cop.

"Lay on your stomach or force will be used against you," a cop yelled at Roger Schafer as he laid on his back at a bus stop.

"F_ck you," responded Schafer. "Shoot me then."

The 57-year-old man then lifted himself up to the bench and reached into his waistband when he was shot. The first bullet that struck him as a rubber "less lethal" bullet but that was followed by a real bullet less than a second later, according to the Albuquerque Journal.

It was only five months ago that he had been shot by another rubber bullet.

Schafer’s criminal history included misdemeanors indicative of living on the streets and suffering from mental health issues. He was cited for criminal trespass and urinating in public in 2015 and 2016, and was arrested for firing a BB gun because he “wanted to kill pigeons for revenge.” His police contacts also include being transported for a mental health evaluation.

About five months ago, officers shot him with the less lethal 40 mm rubber bullet after he was reported wandering around Nob Hill armed with an ax and threatening customers at Kelly’s Pub.

In court documents, Schafer listed his address as the Good Shepherd Center homeless shelter, and an APD spokesman said investigators had a hard time finding his next of kin.

Rachel Biggs, the policy director for Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless and a member of APD Forward, said the advocacy coalition has some general concerns about the shooting, but it is waiting to see the results of the use of force investigation.

The incident took place on August 22 at about 3 p.m. after witnesses called police to report that a man was pointing a handgun towards traffic. The shooting is still under investigation to determine whether the shooting was justified.

Comments (9)
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Zman501
Zman501

Hey, where's kwit190211, sowhatidiot and Drokk? They could tell us just how justified these asshole were. After all, it was absolutely necessary to shoot him again. One day a relative of theirs will be a victim and it'll all be a different story...it always is.

Fascist Slayer
Fascist Slayer

WOW!!!!! This was a public execution. Amerifuck, rotting cunt. If they did this in Iraq and Afghanistan they would be charged with war crimes. You get a dirty bloody demon cunt today Americunt, you rotting fuck hole. You bitch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg4Mhw_D74s

JCFROMNJ
JCFROMNJ

This was a "Law Enforcement Snuff Movie" that will be used for training purpose's .

Turkrama
Turkrama

More killer cops made, PER-MEDITATED murder plain and simple

Libertarian
Libertarian

They awoke a sleeping dog and it bit them, so they killed it. I am not sure why they did not apprehend him while he was lying down sleeping on his back. He is very likely known to be non-compliant. I speculate they wanted to play "simon says" just like their neighbor Philip Mitchell Brailsford. Once the game starts it is just a matter of time until they enter The Blue Zone.

The Blue Zone is when they walk in front of a moving car, enter the wrong house during a raid, jump on or put their hands in a fleeing vehicle, tell a driver to get their wallet out of their pocket, etc., as an excuse to do what if I as a civilian tried, would be convicted and executed for.

Jethroe
Jethroe

Are you FUCKING kidding me!!!!!!!!! These BRAVE, FEARLESS FUCKING PIGS flat out killed that old man.......and AMERICA is ok with this. Damn I gotta get my family out of here ....

Azza72
Azza72

Fuck those cowardly pigs. We must find these cops and kill them.

Radamand
Radamand

That was flat out murder by firing squad!