A North Las Vegas judge on Thursday set bail at $210,000 for a 25-year-old man accused of shooting at a police officer with a shotgun last month.
Justice of the Peace Natalie Tyrrell also appointed the public defender’s office to represent Christopher Burcham at a preliminary hearing set for April 19.
Burcham faces two counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon and one count each of discharge of a firearm in a structure and possession of a firearm by an ex-felon.
North Las Vegas police officers were called at about 10 p.m. March 26 to a home in the 6300 block of Silver Edge Street, near Centennial Parkway and Clayton Street.
Family members told police that Burcham was drunk and had a shotgun, court documents show.
Police said that as officers entered the home, Burcham fired a shotgun at them. One officer, Dwight Kuykendall, 36, was struck. Kuykendall and another officer, Loran McAlister, 36, returned fire and pulled back.
Burcham soon surrendered and was arrested. Kuykendall was released from the hospital a few days later.
Burcham is being held at the Clark County Detention Center.
He has two previous felony convictions including burglary in 2006 and attempted burglary in 2008.
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