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Man shot & wounded by Las Cruces officer is released from hospital, jailed on felony charges

UPDATE: A man shot and wounded by Las Cruces police during a weekend domestic disturbance was released from the hospital on Monday and now faces three felony charges, authorities said.

Daniel Villa, 27, was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. He was being held without bond.

Authorities indicated an officer fired at least one round from his handgun that struck Villa, but provided no further details on what led up to to the gunfire. The officer's identity has not been released.

Daniel Villa
(Daniel Villa, who was shot and wounded by police.)

ORIGINAL REPORT: LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- A police officer shot and wounded a man at the scene of a 'domestic disturbance' Saturday evening, according to the Las Cruces Police Department.

Police said it happened at the 100 block of Cinnabar Lane, which is the address of the Las Brisas Mobile Home Park.

According to authorities, the man was struck at least once and was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The shooting is under investigation by the multi-agency officer-involved incident task force, which is made up of representatives from Las Cruces police, New Mexico State University police, New Mexico State Police and the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office.

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Kate Bieri

Kate Bieri is ABC-7’s New Mexico Mobile Newsroom reporter and co-anchors ABC-7’s weekend evening newscasts.

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