APD: Man shot by officers was not armed

Posted at: 12/05/2013 3:31 PM
Updated at: 12/05/2013 8:32 PM
By: Stuart Dyson and Elizabeth Reed, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Shaine Sherrill, 34.
Shaine Sherrill, 34.

The man shot by Albuquerque police officers on Sunday was not armed at the time of the incident, according to acting Albuquerque Police Chief Allen Banks.

During a press conference on Thursday afternoon, Banks said the officers thought Shaine Sherrill was armed, but no gun was found at the scene. 

Banks said Sherrill may have been holding a brake pad or large knife that resembled a gun being drawn. Several witnesses and officers testified that it looked like he had a gun.

On Sunday, officers Luke McPeek, Jim Edison and David Munoz responded to a domestic violence call on Wyoming near Indian School Road. Police officials said at least two officers fired shots at Sherrill. He remains in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds.

Banks said Sherrill has been involved in several callouts for domestic issues and suicide. In a lapel camera still shown at the press conference, it was hard to see what Sherrill had in his hand, but witnesses and cops all say it looked like a gun.