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Man wanted in 1984 shooting of Albuquerque police officer arrested

February 22, 2002

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Man wanted in 1984 shooting of Albuquerque police officer arrested

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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) _ The man accused of wounding an Albuquerque police officer during a 1984 shooting has been arrested.

Lyle Vorina Moody was arrested Friday in New York on a criminal trespassing charge.

He gave the name Fred Darden but was identified as Moody through the FBI's Fingerprint Identification System, according to a news release from Albuquerque police.

Albuquerque police officers Vic Webb and Rick Foley entered a game room in southeast Albuquerque on August 18, 1984 in an effort to execute an arrest warrant. They confronted Moody who allegedly ordered them to drop their weapons. Shots were fired after the officers refused to do so.

Webb was wounded in the chest and arm. Foley was not injured.

A warrant charging Moody with assault with the intent to commit a violent felony on a police officer was issued at the time.

Webb recovered and returned to full duty after six months. He retired as a sergeant in 1999.

Albuquerque police Detective James Flores says efforts to extradite Moody will begin early next week.

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