Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Drug Heist Suspected In Shooting.

Byline: Daniel J. Chacon Journal Staff Writer

Police Say Man Who Shot Deputy Had Stolen Cocaine

Convicted robber Mike Guerra told police he packed a loaded pistol and drove Friday to Santa Fe intent on stealing cocaine from a man at an Airport Road mobile-home park, State Police alleged Monday.

The robbery went amiss, and while trying to run from an attacking police dog, Guerra accidentally fired a bullet that grazed the head of a sheriff's deputy, according to police documents filed Monday in district court.

"Mr. Guerra stated that he had the gun in his hand and he didn't recall pulling the trigger that the gun suddenly fired," the documents indicate. "Mr. Guerra stated he believed that he had shot the dog because the dog stopped barking and was gone. …

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