Deputy marshals won’t be charged in New Mexico shootings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Two U.S. deputy marshals won’t face charges in connection with two separate shootings of suspected fugitives in central New Mexico.

The Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Albuquerque said Tuesday that prosecutors won’t pursue charges against Deputy Marshals Sean Cozart and Kenneth Daniel.

Authorities say Cozart fired shot 32-year-old Gilbert Angelo Serrano twice in his vehicle outside of Albuquerque during an arrest attempt in April 2014. Serrano was wanted on a probation violation and child abuse charges. He survived.

Authorities say Daniel fatally shot 27-year-old shot Anthony Chavez during a July 2014 arrest attempt. Officials say Chavez had threatened the deputy marshal with a BB gun.

The Office of the Medical Investigator later said Chavez had a large amount of methamphetamine in his bloodstream. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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