ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A demonstration was held in Albuquerque to protest a prosecutor’s decision not to charge a man in a shooting death two months ago at a car wash.

The protest was a response to District Attorney Raul Torrez’s decision not to criminally charge James Morales in the March 26 death of Earl Roybal.

Torrez called the death a tragedy, but said there wasn’t enough evidence to convict Morales.

Morales claimed he shot Roybal in self-defense.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2rGke7y) that 50 members of motorcycle advocacy organizations gathered Saturday at the carwash.

Roybal was washing his motorcycle when Morales approached him and the two started arguing.

Both men were armed.

Morales told police he was punched in the face and feared for his life.

Morales stayed on scene after the shooting.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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