Attorney who shot homeless man to speak Monday

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque attorney who shot a homeless man in his office and got it on camera is ready to talk about the case now that he’s no longer facing charges.

We must warn you the video is disturbing.

Cellphone video of Chip Venie shows him arguing with Stephen Biddinger in 2012. Venie’s wife was behind the camera.

Venie shot the homeless man in the leg and was initially charged with assault.

Recently a district attorney dropped the charges saying there was a procedural error.

Now Venie says he will hold a press conference Monday at the office where the incident happen to give his side of the story.

Venie says he’ll address why his charges got dismissed. He’s claimed it was self defense all along. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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