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Man Suspected of Pointing Handgun at Law Enforcement Officer 2019

Police arrested a man suspected of pointing a handgun at a federal law enforcement officer on Wednesday afternoon.

Vincent Medina, 28, is charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The charge is a fourth-degree felony count.

Shortly after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, a federal law enforcement officer in an unmarked unit was in the area of Pecos Street and Idaho Avenue when he noticed Medina, with his face concealed with a black bandana, acting suspiciously and walking through an apartment complex.

As the officer drove south on Pecos Street, Medina pulled a silver handgun from his right front pocket and pointed it at the officer.

The officer called for backup and made a U-turn. Officers located Medina near a trash dumpster where he was detained. The handgun was located in Medina’s waistband. The gun turned out to be a BB gun that could easily be mistaken for a high-caliber handgun.

Medina was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center where he’s initially being held without bond.