ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The man who allegedly shot an Albuquerque Police officer during a standoff in northeast Albuquerque appeared in court Friday.
Officers responded to a domestic dispute late Wednesday night at a home near Wyoming and Montgomery when investigators say 38-year-old Maximiliano Villegas barricaded himself inside.
His girlfriend and two other kids got out safely. Police say Villegas eventually let a third child go, but soon after APD says he fired shots at officers, hitting one of them in the shoulder.
In court Friday, Villegas’ attorney argued the aggravated batter on a peace officer charge.
“It appears to be just a random round fired off and unfortunately happened to hit an officer. In fact, the officer had no life threatening injuries at that point,” his attorney said.
The judge said the affidavit had already been signed by another judge and nothing could be done.
Villegas will be held on a no bond hold until a District Court hearing.