Colorado Man Arraigned on 4 Felonies, Including Attempted Murder, after Rocky Boy Shooting

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (NMB) – A Colorado man has been arraigned in U.S. District Court on four felony charges based on allegations that he attempted to murder a man on the Rocky Boy’s Reservation in late September.

Moises Zamora, 36, pleaded not guilty last week before Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston to assault with intent to commit murder, assault with a deadly weapon, assault resulting in serious bodily injury and use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

Court documents allege that on September 25th, Zamora discharged a 9mm handgun in an attempt to murder a man on the Rocky Boy’s Reservation. The victim was life-flighted to Benefis Hospital.

It adds that an FBI Special Agent was dispatched to a pursuit following the shooting, which ended at Bowery Peak after 3 AM.

According to the affidavit, Officers recovered three 9 mm cartridge casings at the Rocky Boy residence where the shooting allegedly occurred.

The complaint alleges that a search of the vehicle the suspect is believed to have used resulted in the recovery of “crystal meth, live .223 caliber ammunition, a spent .40 caliber casing, and drug paraphernalia.”

Zamora faces a maximum 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release on the assault charge and a mandatory 10 years to life consecutive to any other sentence, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release on the firearms crime. He remains in custody pending further proceedings.

If the case goes to a jury trial, that trial has been scheduled to begin on January 4th, 2022.

The FBI and Rocky Boy’s Police Department investigated the case.

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