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3:44 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

2 Face Charges For Shooting At TV Helicopter In NM

Two men are facing charges for allegedly shooting at an Albuquerque television station's parked helicopter.

Police say 23-year-old Joshua Sullivan and 24-year-old Robert Rand were arrested last week. Sullivan faces three felony charges, and Rand faces one conspiracy charge for allegedly driving the getaway vehicle.

KOAT officials say the shooting caused more than $100,000 in damages to the aircraft. They say shots were fired into Sky 7 as it was parked at the station.

Police say shotgun shells were found inside a car being driven by Sullivan. The car matched the description of the vehicle that was caught on surveillance video leaving the scene of the shooting.

KOAT reports  that according to the criminal complaint, the men admitted to shooting at the helicopter and a station truck.

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