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Zuni Pueblo Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Brandishing a Firearm During a Crime of Violence

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Shannon D. Concho, 36, a member of Zuni Pueblo, was sentenced this morning to seven years in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release for brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez and Chief Timothy Trimble of the Zuni Pueblo Tribal Police Department. 

Concho was arrested in Oct. 2012, on an indictment charging him with three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (a shotgun), being a felon in possession of a firearm, and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.   Concho was charged with committing all five offenses on Oct. 2, 2011, within Zuni Pueblo.  At the time, Concho was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because he previously had been convicted of two felonies, involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault.

On Feb. 27, 2014, Concho pled guilty to Count 5 of the indictment charging him with brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.  In his plea agreement, Concho admitted that on Oct. 2, 2011, he brandished a 12 gauge shotgun during and in furtherance of a crime of violence.   Concho admitted assaulting two men by pointing the shotgun at one man’s head and pushing the muzzle of the shotgun into the second man.

This case was investigated by the Zuni Pueblo Tribal Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacob A. Wishard.

Updated January 26, 2015