Albuquerque man accused of taking gun used in accidental shooting pleads not guilty

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The man accused of hiding a gun that went off in an Albuquerque diner, injuring one person, pleaded not guilty Monday. According to police, Jonathan Olivas and his girlfriend were eating at Duran’s Central Pharmacy in January when his girlfriend dropped her purse, causing a gun to go off. The bullet hit someone at a nearby table.

Police say the video shows Olivas picking up an object from the ground, putting it in his pocket and walking outside. Olivas is currently charged with tampering with evidence. The state did not file for a pretrial hearing, allowing Olivas to be released on his own recognizance.

The woman, Amanda Shepard, is currently facing two counts of unlawful carrying of a weapon and negligent use of a firearm.

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