- Associated Press - Friday, December 26, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A man who was accidentally shot by an Albuquerque police officer says he doesn’t plan on pursuing legal action.

Ramiro Armendariz was able to enjoy Christmas at home after being released from a hospital this week.

Authorities say Officer Tamas Nadas was investigating a burglary in a second-floor apartment Dec. 14 when he tripped, causing his gun to go off.

Police say the bullet went through the floor and struck Armendariz in the apartment below.

Armendariz underwent surgery and has to use a walker.

He says he has not spoken to an attorney and wants to focus on getting better.

Nadas, who has been with the department since April 2013, was put on administrative leave.

Police are paying for Armendariz’s medical bills and brought food and presents to his home.



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