night at the Deming Moose Lodge.
Deming Police Chief Michael Carillo said 42-year-old Gilbert Chavez of Deming has been charged with aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful carrying of a firearm into a licensed liquor establishment.
Carillo said Chavez was involved in a fist fight at the Moose Lodge with a 34-year-old man, and after the man knocked Chavez down, Chavez came up pointing a handgun he had tucked in his waistband.
The victim left the Moose Lodge, running south in the alley between Silver and Gold streets, and Chavez took off after him, shooting at him. The victim received a 4” to 6” laceration on
his back where a bullet grazed him, and he was treated and released from the local hospital.
Chavez was tracked down by officers after he fled the scene in his vehicle.He was flown to El Paso for treatment of injuries he sustained in the fist fight. No one else was injured. The fight
occurred Saturday just before 11 p.m..