A man was shot after a mob tearing down a monument in Albuquerque, New Mexico attacked a counter protester on Monday.The attack and subsequent shooting in apparent self-defense was captured by several different recordings.
This is the clearest video of the shooting that this reporter could find:
— sl (@skboz) June 16, 2020
Here it is from another angle
Justified. Angry mob began attacking him, he defended himself. pic.twitter.com/FCG0xfx0NZ
— Joshua Dilly (@Dilly_84) June 16, 2020
“Protesters” were attempting to take down statues of Spanish Conquistadors in Tiguex Park in Albuquerque when the mob turned on a man in a blue shirt who would eventually draw his weapon and shoot one of his assailants.
Immediately after the shooting the man in the blue shirt was surrounded by members of the New Mexico Civil Guard, a militia.
Seconds after this guy shot into the crowd hitting one person (who is in bad condition), his fashy NMCG buddies surrounded him to protect him from the people. These guys were working with the cops weeks earlier. pic.twitter.com/6TFyDIQc99
— Nick Estes (@nick_w_estes) June 16, 2020
New York Times Reporter Simon Romero posted this video showing the man that had been shot being tended to as he lay on the ground:
Very tense scene in Albuquerque right now. Shots fired, a guy on the ground. Militia members still w/ rifles pic.twitter.com/IYhBr9egFB
— Simon Romero (@viaSimonRomero) June 16, 2020
The man in the blue shirt and several members of the New Mexico Civil Guard were arrested:
More from Old Town Albuquerque pic.twitter.com/HH3AJErJBS
— Shaun Griswold (@shaun505) June 16, 2020
Early reports indicate that the protester who was shot is expected to survive but America First Projects was unable to confirm those reports at the time of publication.