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Zuni Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms Offense

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 that Ian Channing Lasiloo pleaded guilty in federal court to using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. Lasiloo, 31, of Zuni, and an enrolled member of the Zuni Tribe, voluntarily surrendered and will remain in custody pending sentencing, which has not been set.

A federal grand jury indicted Lasiloo on March 21, 2023. In his plea agreement, Laslioo admitted that he drove to of the residence of John Doe and asked Doe “where my 40 was.”  John Doe replied that he didn’t owe Lasiloo anything.  While still in the driver’s seat of the car, and approximately five feet away from John Doe, Lasiloo pointed a .22 caliber revolver at John Doe’s face and then pointed the weapon downwards.  Lasiloo then fired the weapon one time, shooting John Doe in the heel.

At sentencing, Lasiloo faces a minimum of seven years and 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 February 16, 2024

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 24-73