DENVER (CBS4) — A southern Colorado event promoter has asked a motorcycle club to stay away from future biker events after its members were involved in a brawl last month that left a man dead.
Jim Wear says he asked The Iron Order for the ban as a safety precaution after the January melee the Colorado Motorcycle Expo at the National Western Complex in Denver. Police say Derrick Duran, a corrections officer who is an Iron Order member, fired his gun during the fight with The Mongols motorcycle club. The groups blame each other for instigating the violence.
Victor Mendoza, 46, was shot and killed during the fight and seven others were shot, stabbed or beaten.
No one has been charged.
Wear says a group affiliated with Iron Order has been involved in violence at past events.
Attorney John Whitfield says the group agreed it would be safer to avoid upcoming shows.
(TM and © Copyright 2016 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)