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Las Cruces police: Man who fired gun at a woman is arrested

Feb 16, 2017

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police in Las Cruces say a man suspected in a shooting last weekend now is in custody. They say 35-year-old Joseph Nicolas Crespin Jr. is being held on a $10,000 cash-only bond on suspicion of one count each of attempted murder and shooting at or from a motor vehicle. Officers were dispatched to the report of gunfire around 11:30 a.m. last Saturday. Police say Crespin had been in a disagreement since the night before with a 24-year-old woman who lived at the home. They say he returned to the residence and continued the heated argument with the woman and her father. Witnesses told police that Crespin pulled out a handgun and fired one round that struck a vehicle before he fled the scene. Police say the woman wasn't injured.