Police: Man Points Gun at Child, Faces Multiple Charges

Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 1:42pm

LAS CRUCES — Las Cruces Police arrested Rudolpho Montoya, 24, for allegedly striking his girlfriend's brother who was holding a baby, and later pointing a handgun at them.

According to the report, Montoya arrived at a laundromat on July 21 where his girlfriend and brother were washing clothes and began an argument with the woman. Police said Montoya then punched her brother, who was holding his niece. Montoya then retrieved a handgun from his vehicle and pointed it at the man who was still holding the young girl.

No shots were fired and no injuries were reported.

Montoya fled the scene but was arrested by police on a warrant July 27. A 9 mm handgun was located in his vehicle.


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