Tyson Mclamee, 30, was shot near County Road 3180 at about 3:40 a.m. Monday, San Juan County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Beth Utley said.
Mclamee had surgery at San Juan Regional Medical Center. Kathryn Pettijohn said he was in serious condition Monday night.
William Wilson, 21, was arrested at 5 a.m. Monday in connection with the shooting.
Wilson, of Flora Vista, Brandon Roe, a 25-year-old Bloomfield man, and two women drove to Mclamee's house early Monday morning to drop off a mutual friend, Lt. Cory Tanner said.
Mclamee "came out of the house with a meat cleaver and accused them of badmouthing or mistreating a friend," Tanner said. Wilson "said he was threatening them and acting menacingly."
Tanner said Wilson then got out of the vehicle and shot Mclamee in the stomach. The bullet exited his backside.
The vehicle drove away after the shooting and crashed on U.S. 64 in Bloomfield. Roe and Wilson fled after the crash, Utley said.
Investigators found two females, drugs and a cutting agent inside the car after the crash, Tanner said. A cutting agent is a substance dealers mix into drugs prior to selling them.
The women have not been charged with a crime and their names were not released.
Wilson was arrested at about 5 a.m., wearing a pair of coveralls he had allegedly stolen from a truck to disguise himself.
He has been charged with aggravated burglary, larceny, three counts of tampering with evidence, one charge for drug paraphernalia and one charge related to drug trafficking, Utley said.
Wilson was charged with burglary, larceny and tampering with evidence because Wilson stole another person's clothes and hid his to conceal his identity, Utley said.
Officials have yet to determine what charges will be filed against Wilson in the shooting, Tanner said.
He said Wilson admitted to shooting and possessing the drugs in an interview with investigators after his arrest.
Roe was arrested at 6:45 p.m. in a Bloomfield house by a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive apprehension task force, Bloomfield police Det. Chad Herrera said.
Tanner said Roe was in custody with the sheriff's office but he hadn't been charged with a crime and the office didn't anticipate charging him in connection to the shooting.
Mclamee's home was surrounded by crime tape and investigators worked the scene throughout the day Monday.