Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Shooting Trial Begins.

Byline: Daniel J. Chacon Journal Staff Writer

* Lawyers say argument over beer lead to incident

Jose Uranga wanted beer. Instead, he got shot.

Manuel Efren Aguirre, accused of firing a pistol five times and striking Uranga once in the groin last year, faced a Santa Fe County jury Thursday.

Aguirre, 34, who worked as a waiter at Tiny's Restaurant and Lounge for about two years, is being tried on charges of aggravated assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

Prosecutors also charged Aguirre with battery for allegedly punching the wounded man in the stomach as he lay bleeding on the ground.

Aguirre doesn't deny pulling the trigger of a . …

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