- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Bernalillo County’s district attorney says no charges should be filed against a sheriff’s deputy in the 2013 shooting death of man.

District Attorney Kari Brandenburg announced Tuesday there was no probable cause to bring charges against Deputy Jarod Beasley.

Authorities say Beasley was among the half-dozen deputies who responded to a report of a suicidal person at a home in the Sandia Park area east of Albuquerque on Aug. 4, 2013.

Deputies found 54-year-old John Chavez on his porch. They said he was drinking and appeared to be intoxicated.

According to the sheriff’s office, Chavez went inside during negotiations and came back out with a rifle. He told deputies it was loaded.

Beasley shot Chavez when he pointed a rifle at deputies as they were preparing to leave.



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