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Zuni man charged with assault and firearms offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced today that Ian Channing Lasiloo was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. Lasiloo, 30, of Zuni, and an enrolled member of the Zuni Tribe, appeared in federal court today for a detention hearing and will remain in the custody of a halfway house pending trial, which has not been scheduled.

According to an indictment, on Aug. 15, 2022, Lasiloo assaulted a victim, identified as John Doe, with a .22 caliber revolver with the intent to cause bodily harm.

An indictment is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, Lasiloo faces up to life in prison.

The Gallup Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with assistance from the Zuni Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Robert James Booth II is prosecuting the case.

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Updated April 5, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 23-64