- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Officials have announced that the 2017 Colorado Motorcycle Expo has been canceled after a deadly brawl at the Denver event in January.

The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1TZKmgS ) that National Western Complex President and CEO Paul Andrews says in a Thursday news release that the decision to cancel the motorcycle show “is in the best interest of public safety.” He says officials will evaluate whether the motorcycle expo, which has been held each year since 1978, could be held at the complex in the future.

Police say a heated argument between two biker groups led up to a shooting at this year’s event that killed 46-year-old Victor Mendoza. Police had said three others were shot, a fourth was stabbed and three more suffered injuries from a fistfight.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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