Deputies say Matthew Buendia shot deputy Lyonelly De Veaux nine times, hitting her three, on September 30th. Today he’ll find out if he will be granted bail.
It will be the second time Buendia will appear before a judge. Last week, a ‘status’ hearing was held to set up today’s court appearance.
During Buendia’s first appearance in court on Oct. 2, his bail was set at $65,000 which Hills. Co. Sheriff David Gee said he was “outraged” when he learned of low amount.
Buendia has been charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer with a firearm, battery by strangulation, battery and tampering with a state witness.
He likely will be denied bail today.
Buendia, 24, was taken into custody after the shooting and after a 4 1/2 hours standoff.
De Veaux, 35, is a five-year veteran of the sheriff’s office. She underwent surgery to remove a bullet from her shoulder last week and continues to recover from the shooting.