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Police: Man fires gun at officer during domestic disturbance call
By: Jesse Martinez
LAS CRUCES, N.M. A man is accused of firing a gun at an officer after getting into a heated argument with his girlfriend, police said.
Police responded to a domestic disturbance around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 1900 block of Princess Jeanne Drive.
Michael Chavez, 29, was arguing with his 21-year-old girlfriend when an officer approached the back of the home and saw him through a window, police said.
Police said Chavez was later seen carrying a long gun and fired it from inside the house. The bullet struck the window near where the officer was standing.
The officer was not injured, police said.
Chavez released the weapon, exited the home and was arrested. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon upon a peace officer. Officials said Chavez might see additional charges.
He was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bail set at $10,000, and he later posted bail.