- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - Farmington police say they’re pursuing new leads in a fatal shooting in which a 17-year-old was arrested.

The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1qOuSRa ) reports that the teen was released Thursday from the San Juan County Juvenile Detention Center after prosecutors said there is insufficient evidence to charge him with murder.

The teen was arrested in the Sept. 3 killing of 22-year-old Seth Stallings.

The Associated Press is not identifying the youth because of his age.

Detective Sgt. Brandon Lane says there was enough evidence to support arresting the 17-year-old, but Lane says police are pursuing new leads because they now have additional information.

Attorney Steve Murphy is representing for the 17-year-old. The lawyer says police overlooked evidence and that he plans to sue the city.

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