- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A 47-year-old man who was shot and wounded by an Albuquerque police officer now faces a federal charge of attempted bank robbery.

A federal complaint accuses Darrel Salazar of Albuquerque of trying to rob a Bank of America branch late Monday.

An FBI agent’s affidavit says Salazar was followed by a customer who called 911 after Salazar ran from the bank when he failed to get any money from a teller. The affidavit says a police officer shot Salazar drew a handgun and pointed it at officers.

Salazar didn’t have an attorney when he appeared in federal court Tuesday. A magistrate ordered him held pending another hearing.

Police said the officer is on standard paid leave and that a multi-agency team is investigating the shooting.

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