ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The District Attorney’s Office has dismissed the case of a towing company driver charged with shooting and killing a man who reportedly stole a shovel from the business’s North Valley property Monday night.
“After an initial review by the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office prosecutors have referred this case back to (the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office) for further investigation,” Michael Patrick, the DA’s spokesman, wrote in an email.
The case against 44-year-old Orlando Astorga was dismissed without prejudice Wednesday, meaning it can be refiled. His attorney did not respond to requests for comment.
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