Former Marine Denied Bond in Deputy Shooting

By: AP
By: AP

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The former Marine accused of shooting a
sheriff's deputy in Tampa will be held without bond until his
trial.

Matthew Buendia's attorney agreed with a judge's decision
Tuesday to keep him behind bars.

Prosecutors say the 24-year-old combat veteran pulled a handgun
and fired nine shots at Hillsborough Deputy Lyonelle De Veaux Sept.
30 when she responded to domestic complaint at his apartment
complex.

De Veaux was hit in her calf, thigh and left shoulder.

She continues to recover.

A standoff ended when Buendia was found unconscious in a closet.

Buendia's attorney said the young man suffers post-traumatic
stress disorder and did not intentionally try to kill the deputy.

A search warrant affidavit said he had been drinking and taking
pills.


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