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Las Cruces Man Arrested for Firing Gun into Air

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POSTED: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 11:29am

UPDATED: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 8:22pm

Las Cruces – A man fired at least one bullet into the air as he left a Las Cruces bar early Friday morning.

Police say 26-year-old Albert Lopez fired the handgun from the passenger seat of a vehicle as he left Jose Murphy’s Bar in the 1200 block of East Amador.

It happened after a disturbance in the parking lot just after 1:00 a.m.

No one was hurt.

Police arrested Lopez after stopping the vehicle he was in a few blocks away. Lopez is charged with one count of shooting at or from a motor vehicle.

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