ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - An Albuquerque lawyer is going to need a lawyer himself Wednesday after being charged with shooting a homeless man who refused to leave to leave his office.
Police say David "Chip" Venie the lead attorney at the Freedom Law Center in downtown is facing aggravated battery with a deadly weapon charge after cops say he shot a man in the leg.
Police say it happened Tuesday morning outside the law offices near Eighth Street NW and Lomas Boulevard.
People who saw it say the victim, Stephen Biddinger, a homeless man, walked into the office and started arguing with the attorney.
According to a criminal complaint, the two were arguing over Biddinger's smell with the lawyer repeatedly telling Biddinger to leave or he would be shot.
When he refused to leave, Venie shot him in the leg.
Police said Biddinger is expected to survive.
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