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Posted on: November 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Suspect from Saturday Incident Released from Hospital, Charged with Felonies

Daniel Villa Mug Shot

The suspect in Saturday’s officer-involved shooting on Cinnabar Lane has been released from the hospital and now faces three felony charges.


Daniel Villa, 27, of the 3800 block of Watson Place, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.


About 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, Las Cruces police were dispatched to the report of a domestic disturbance on the 100 block of Cinnabar Lane. Upon arrival, police made contact with Villa.


Limited information from the investigation is available at this time, but preliminary information indicates a Las Cruces police officer fired at least one round from his department-issued handgun that struck Villa. Villa was transported to an area hospital and was released from that hospital on Monday.


Villa was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center where he is initially being held without bond.


The shooting is being investigated by the multi-agency Officer-involved Incident Task Force. The task force includes investigators from New Mexico State Police, the Las Cruces Police Department, Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office, and New Mexico State University Police.


Additional information on this incident will be released at the completion of the investigation.

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