Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Shooting Suspects Sought.

Byline: Daniel J. Chacon Journal Staff Writer

Victim Says He Won't Cooperate

While police continued to look for three men who were involved in a shooting of a Santa Fe man in the groin Friday night, the victim told police Monday he no longer wants to be involved in their investigation.

"He's asked us not to contact him anymore," Deputy Police Chief Beverly Lennen said of 21-year-old James Quintana. "He has told our investigators that he does not intend to prosecute. Without the cooperation of a victim, it becomes much more difficult (to prosecute)."

It's not impossible, both Lennen and District Attorney Henry Valdez said.

An uncooperative victim like Quintana does not have the authority to decide whether a case can or should be prosecuted, Valdez said. …

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