Man accused of shooting APD officer will remain behind bars until trial

Max Villegas
Max Villegas

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The man charged with shooting an Albuquerque officer during a standoff was in court Friday.

Last month, Max Villegas is accused of holding himself up in a home near Wyoming and Montgomery with a 9-year-old child.

Police say he fired off shots during the SWAT standoff, which hit an officer in the shoulder.

Friday in court, Villegas pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated battery on a police officer, false imprisonment and child abuse.

He will stay behind bars until his trial. 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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