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.