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If Tariq Bashir survives, a star witness at his trial could be the police officer who shot him.
Bashir was in serious condition at University Hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to the torso from the gun of a veteran Albuquerque police officer.
The officer, Gerald Roach, witnessed Bashir exit a vehicle and gun down another man on a busy Northeast Heights street, Detective John Walsh, a spokesman for the Albuquerque Police Department, said.
"It was incredible," Walsh said.
He said that in his 20 years as a police officer, he'd never heard of an officer witnessing a killing. …