ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The man allegedly shot at by a New Mexico State Police officer during a chase early this month will await trial behind bars, a judge ruled Thursday.
Daniel Franco, 40, is facing charges in the chase and in a shooting that took place days before. Franco received the highest possible score on an assessment that predicts whether a defendant will reoffend or skip a court date.
According to police, Franco fled a traffic stop near Washington and Central. The NMSP officer attempted a PIT maneuver before he opened fire. Franco was able to escape after the officer collided with another vehicle, but he was arrested last week after a standoff at a home near Mountain and Sixth NW.
A week before, officers had been dispatched to Franco’s home after he shot a man in the leg, according to court documents.