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California felon charged in shooting of New Mexico officers

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Posted at 10:53 AM, Aug 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-20 13:53:51-04

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A felon from California has been charged with opening fire on Albuquerque police officers after they responded to a robbery.

One officer who was shot in the neck remained in critical condition Friday. Three others are recovering from other injuries suffered in Thursday's gunfight on the city’s northeast side.

A criminal complaint identifies the suspect as 27-year-old James Ramirez of Los Angeles. He’s charged with three counts of aggravated battery against a police officer as well as armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting an officer.

Ramirez was shot and is recovering at the hospital. Court records show an attorney has not yet been appointed to represent him.