Albuquerque man charged with assault – Valencia County News Bulletin

BELEN — An Albuquerque man is behind bars after firing photographs at one other motorist in Belen.

Officers have been referred to as out To close the north Interstate 25 exit at about 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, relating to an alleged road rage incident.

Belen Deputy Police Chief Jose Natividad said two automobiles have been driving south on I-25 Inside The enchancment zone. The primary motorist, A particular person driving a black Mustang, informed officers The driving strain of the car behind him, a inexperienced-coloured sedan, had been extremely tail-gating him.

“(The sufferer) said the inexperienced sedan struck him from the rear,” Natividad said.

The driver, recognized as Xavier Mirabal, 24, of Albuquerque, then allegedly “clipped” him from the again. That’s when the sufferer and Mirabal pulled over to the facet of the interstate.

“The driver of the Mustang waited in his car and Requires assist,” the deputy chief said. “As he’s ready in his automotive, the sufferer notices The driving strain of the sedan getting out with a pistol in his hand.”

Natividad said Mirabal approached The driving strain’s facet of the sufferer’s automotive, saying he had “ruined his automotive,” pointed the gun at him and calls for he give him all his money. The sufferer replied that he didn’t have any money.

“He informed him if he needed, They might drive to the ATM,” Natividad said. “Mirabal turned agitated and shoots 3 occasions into The underfacet. He then begins strolling again to his car, and he shoots three extra occasions, this time On the course of the sufferer’s gasoline tank.”

Each the sufferer and Mirabal then drove off, with the sufferer, who was on the telephone with dispatch, following the suspect.

“As they have been driving southbound, the sufferer might see flashes from the gun,” Natividad said. “It appears As if Mirabal was driving and capturing On the sufferer.”

Natividad said The two motorists have been driving at extreme speeds, and as Mirabal was making the “flip” on the 195 exit into Belen, he rolled his car.

“The officers have been already en route, and As quickly as they acquired there, (Mirabal) was making an try to get out of the automotive,” Natividad said. “The officers assisted him out of the car and took him into custody.”

The deputy chief said earlier than the officers had arrived, Mirabal had referred to as 911 to report the rollover.

“He briefly suggested the sergeant thOn there was a firearm — a Keltec — in his car,” Natividad said.

Mirabal is charged with one rely of aggravated assault with the intent to commit a violent felony, which is A third-diploma felony.

The deputy chief said Nobody was injured By way of the incident, and There have been three seen gunshot marks on the car.

Mirabal was taken to the Valencia County Grownup Prison, and was launched on a $2,500 money surety bond on Wednesday, Aug. 31.