Bernalillo County pays $1.75M in lawsuit settlement following 2017 shooting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Bernalillo County has made a hefty payout to settle a shooting by the undersheriff’s son, a shooting that a high-profile attorney called murder.

A deadly deputy shooting followed a chase in November 2017 that took two lives and spurred a war of words between one of the dead man’s attorneys and Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales.

What’s not in question is that Deputy Joshua Mora, the undersheriff’s son, killed Isaac Padilla, the driver of a stolen truck, and his passenger, Martin Jim, after a chase came to a standstill off Coors. They were unarmed. The sheriff called it justified.

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