Police believe man killed in SWAT standoff shot cop

Posted at: 03/20/2013 7:55 PM
Updated at: 11/14/2014 4:27 PM
By: Maria Guerrero, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Albuquerque and New Mexico State Police believe the man shot and killed Tuesday intentionally shot an Albuquerque police officer earlier this week.

Shattered windows, tear gas residue and bullet holes are what’s left after Tuesday’s deadly SWAT standoff in Northeast Albuquerque.

Police confirm Kendall Carroll is the person they were looking for in connection to the shooting of an Albuquerque police officer.

"He is the suspect in the officer shooting on Sunday night," said APD Chief Ray Schultz in a press conference.

A tip led police to Apartment 301 Tuesday morning.

Police say they tried to get Carroll to come out, but he wouldn’t.

Carroll barricaded himself and shot at officers several times over five hours.

APD says New Mexico State Police sniper, Shane Todd, fired once; killing the 21-year-old.

Police found two handguns at the apartment. A fully loaded handgun was still in Carroll’s hand.

Another one was in the tank of a toilet.

Detectives then compared shell casings to the casings found Sunday following a shooting in which an APD officer, Ignas Danius was shot in the lower back while responding to a domestic violence and theft call.

"You see the two casings they were positively identified as being the same casing coming from the same gun collected casing at Ortiz,” said Schultz.

At just 21 years old, Kendall Carroll had encounters with police dating back to when he was just 11 years old.

Schultz says Kendall’s own brother, Michael Carroll, told police that on Sunday, Kendall shot the officer on purpose.

"[Michael] said that his brother had seen the officers, had seen the police cars and it was a deliberate event. [Kendall] did shoot at the people that he saw down by the police cars," said Schultz.