The video shows the student, identified as 28-year-old Karsten Cuthair, making verbal threats to open gunfire on the third floor of a campus apartment complex before he is shot by NMSU police officer Jarrod Colliver.
Shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday, Colliver and another NMSU police officer were dispatched to the Chamisa II Village Apartments to the report of a man with a gun in the H Building.
In the video, Cuthair repeatedly yells “stay in your room” as the officer approaches the third floor. Later, Cuthair can be heard saying, “If you want to catch a bullet, step out.”
As Colliver rounds a corner, Cuthair appears seated on the ground, pointing a gun down the hallway. Colliver then commands Cuthair to drop the weapon. About two seconds later, as Cuthair pivots with the gun in hand, Colliver fires two shots, striking Cuthair once in the thigh.
Colliver backs away, indicates that shots were fired, and then approaches Cuthair as he again orders him to drop the gun. “I did, I did,” Cuthair says while yelling.
The video then shows Cuthair laying supine on the floor, arms above his head, the gun on the opposite side of the hallway.