SANTA FE, N.M. — The widow of a Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputy is suing the fellow lawman accused of gunning him down in 2014 and a bar that had served them both alcohol before the shooting.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the civil lawsuit over Jeremy Martin’s death was filed late last week in state district court.

Tai Chan’s first two murder trials ended when jurors couldn’t agree on a verdict. A third trial is scheduled for April.

According to testimony, Chan is accused of shooting Martin in the back as Martin fled from their room during an argument at the hotel where they had stopped on a trip to transport a prisoner to Arizona.

Chan has maintained Martin was the aggressor and that he shot his fellow deputy in self-defense.


Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.sfnewmexican.com