RUPERT — A Heyburn has been charged with felony aggravated battery and unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted felon after police said he shot a man in November during an argument.
George Lorenzo Sanchez, 34, was arrested March 28 after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Police were dispatched to 95 N. 500 W. at 3 a.m. on Nov. 4 in response to a call regarding a suspicious man outside a residence, court records said.
When police arrived, they found a male outside the home that had been shot in the hand and in the groin area. He was taken to Minidoka Memorial Hospital and then flown to another hospital.
A search warrant was issued for the man’s home, and police interviewed three people who were there.
A woman there told police the man who was shot was in the living room with Sanchez. She heard them arguing and then heard a gunshot, a police report said.
Both men at the residence said they heard the shot, and one of them said the injured man ran past him and out of the house.
The injured man later told police that he was sitting on a couch and Sanchez was “talking to him like a punk,” so he asked him why he was talking to him like that.
The man said Sanchez stood up and shot him and he got up and ran out of the house.
Sanchez has a 2007 conviction for drug trafficking in Idaho and was charged with the unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted felon charge, court records said.
A preliminary hearing in the case is for Wednesday in Minidoka County Magistrate Court.