FARMINGTON — Sheriff's deputies filed additional drug-related charges against Carlos Lucero, 31, who is accused of shooting another man following a domestic dispute Tuesday, authorities said.

Shawn Gabilondo, 30, remains in critical condition at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque where he was flown after first being treated at San Juan Regional Medical Center, a UNM hospital spokeswoman said.

Gabilondo was shot twice, once in the stomach and once in the leg, following a domestic argument on County Road 5364, Sheriff's Capt. Tim Black said.

Deputies initially charged Lucero with possession of marijuana, but on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant charging him with fourth-degree felony distribution of a controlled substance and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia, Black said.

Investigators discovered one marijuana plant and dried marijuana in a jar in the residence. Lucero told deputies he was selling the drug, Black said.

Sheriff's detectives continue to investigate whether self-defense played a roll in Gabilondo's shooting, Black said.

Lucero told deputies after he was detained that he had shot Gabilondo in self- defense.

Initial reports indicate the shooting occurred shortly after midnight following a domestic dispute between Gabilondo, Lucero and Gabilondo's girlfriend while she was holding her 3-year-old son, according to court records.

A witness at the scene told detectives Lucero attempted to intervene and calm Gabilondo down when Gabilondo started throwing billiard balls at him.


Lucero then went into another room and obtained a gun, according to court records.

There were no witnesses to the shooting, but when deputies arrived Lucero was standing on the porch and Gabillondo was lying on the floor moaning, Black said.

Gabilondo has a lengthy criminal history including unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, criminal damage to property, possession of a controlled substance, burglary, false imprisonment and several probation violations, according to the state court website,

Detectives have yet to interview Gabilondo and continue to monitor his condition.

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