- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico district attorney has dropped charges against two men in a drive-by shooting that killed an Albuquerque teenager.

Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg says charges against Donovan Maez and Christopher Cruz were dismissed Thursday. Both Maez and Cruz had faced multiple charges in the case stemming from the shooting death of Jaydon Chavez-Silver, including first-degree murder.

Brandenburg says the decision to drop charges was made based on evidence obtained by her office. She did not elaborate.

Charges are still pending against two other suspects in the shooting.

Chavez-Silver was killed a year ago while at an Albuquerque house party.

Police said shots were fired from a vehicle into the home. They didn’t believe he was the intended target of the attack.


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