LAS CRUCES (AP) – Authorities in Las Cruces have arrested a couple accused of trying to commit a drive-by shooting with their infant son in the backseat.
Las Cruces police spokesman Dan Trujillo said Friday that 26-year-old Anthony J. Herrera and 29-year-old Anna Herrera are each facing a charge of attempted first-degree murder and intentional child abuse.
Anthony Herrera faces additional counts of firearm possession by a felon and evidence tampering.
Trujillo says Anna Herrera was driving the couple and their 1-year-old son Wednesday night when they spotted a 19-year-old driver who Anthony Herrera had threatened to kill on several occasions.
The suspects allegedly began chasing the teen’s Honda before Anthony Herrera fired several times at it.
Neither the teen nor his passenger was hurt.
The couple’s son is in state custody.