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Judge releases man who had shootout with police

December 21, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque judge has ruled that a man who was wounded in a shootout with police will await his trial out of jail.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that a criminal complaint says Anthony Juarez opened fire on officers last month with an AR-15 semi-automatic weapon when they arrived at his home while responding to reports of a domestic dispute.

An officer fired back, hitting Juarez in the shoulder.

But pro-tem Judge Richard Brown says he noticed problems in the complaint — namely that the detective who wrote it had not provided a source for much of the information it contained.

A spokesman for the district attorney’s office says prosecutors plan to appeal the judge’s decision.

While that assessment suggested that Juarez be released with no conditions, Brown ordered supervision by the court’s PreTrial Services division, which could include a GPS monitor.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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