Police shooting suspect faces federal charges


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man accused of shooting at officers is now facing federal charges. According to a criminal complaint, Albuquerque Police Department officers working with the FBI tracked a stolen vehicle to the area of Sage and 98th late last month.

Detectives approached Daniel Montoya who they say ignored their commands and fired at least one shot at them. No officers were hit.

Since the officers were working along with the FBI, they had been sworn in as federal officers, so Montoya is now charged with assault on a federal officer with a deadly weapon. That crime carries a sentence of up to 20 years.

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