ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man facing a murder charge in connection to a shooting at an Albuquerque street race will stay behind bars. Isaiah Perez is accused of having a role in the 2021 shooting death of Daniel Garcia following a lost bet on a street race near Double Eagle Airport.

Garcia’s defense asked a judge Thursday to reconsider the decision to hold Perez behind bars through trial. Prosecutors believe Perez started a fight with Garcia before the shooting. Prosecutors have also accused Perez of handing the gun allegedly used in the shooting to another suspect, Jose Cuevas, who’s also charged with murder in the case.

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Perez’s defense asked a judge to reconsider his conditions of release, arguing in part that prosecutors have admitted there is “no information that Mr. Perez fired a gun towards the vehicle of Daniel Garcia.” Prosecutors emphasized Thursday that Perez “initiated the fight that lead to the homicide.”

Perez was seeking release from jail into house arrest with a GPS tracker, or other comparable conditions of release. Judge Cindy Leos denied Perez’s motion, citing concerns about Perez’s violent criminal history.