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Two weapons found at scene

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Portales police spokesman Eric Muller said Friday investigators recovered two weapons at the scene of a Nov. 1 altercation that left a Portales man dead.

Muller said evidence collected at the scene points toward self-defense as the motive behind the shooting death of Fabian Madrid, 26.

Madrid, whose funeral service was held Saturday, died of a single gunshot to the chest.

A 37-year-old Portales man told police he shot Madrid after Madrid forced entry into his home at 913 N. Ave. J and threatened to kill him, according to a Nov. 4 press release.

The alleged shooter has been held without bail at the Roosevelt County Detention Center since the shooting for a parole violation.

Police have declined to identify the relationship between the two men, citing an ongoing investigation.

Detective Charlie Smart said ballistics and crime lab reports have not come back and that it could be several weeks before the reports are finished.

Family members of Madrid could not be reached for comment Saturday.

District Attorney Andrea Reeb said previously her office will probably not decide whether to file charges “until the ballistic and the crime lab reports come back.”

She said it could take a couple of months to get the reports back.