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Police: Los Lunas man shot at officers 70 times

May 6, 2014 • State News

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A Los Lunas man fired more than 70 rounds at officers before he was shot by police early Saturday, New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas said Monday.

Kassetas identified the suspect Monday as Daniel Olguin, 41, [auth] and said three officers fired at him when he came out and aimed a rifle at them.

Olguin is in critical condition, officials said. He faces six counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer.

According to state police, the agency was called to assist Los Lunas police Friday night after receiving reports of an armed man holed up inside a residence because of a domestic dispute.

During the five-hour standoff, police say Olguin came out of his home and put down the rifle. But officers say they fired bean bags when he ran back and grabbed the gun.

Olguin hit a gas meter when he unloaded his weapon, Kassetas said.

The names of the officers involved in the shooting have not been released.

During the standoff, a tactical officer fell through the home’s roof and required nine stitches, Kassetas said. He was treated and released from the hospital the next day.

Multiple firearms were found inside the home, Kassetas said.

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