DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver coroner has identified the deceased victim in the deadly biker fight that took place at the National Western Complex over the weekend.
Victor Mendoza, 46, was shot and killed during the fight, which took place while the Colorado Motorcycle Expo was going on at the complex’s Expo Hall on Saturday. He died from a bullet wound to the chest.
Many others who were wounded in the fight are still in the hospital.
The attorney for The Mongols motorcycle club, of which Mendoza was a member, said members of the motorcycle club The Iron Order started the fight. Stephen Stubbs said none of the Mongols involved had a gun.
But an attorney representing The Iron Order said no one in that group instigated the fight.
Denver police are still investigating the shooting and haven’t stated how many people fired guns. A law enforcement officer — a guard with the Colorado Department of Corrections — was among that group, but that person’s identity hasn’t been released.
No charges have been announced in the case.
The second day of the two-day Colorado Motorcycle Expo was canceled for safety reasons and to allow investigators to study the crime scene.