Bond reduction denied for eatside alleged shooter

A judge has denied a request to lower the bond for the man accused in a deadly shooting over the weekend.

Moises Galvan is being held in the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $1.5 million bond.

Galvan is accused of shooting and killing Rogelio “R.J.” Franco in a parking lot outside Barfly in east El Paso.

The 19-year-old walked in to the courtroom with his head down, never looking up through the entire bond hearing.

His attorneys said Galvan acted in self-defense.

Galvan and his family told the judge that they’ve received threats and that keeping Galvan in jail would make it easier for people to carry out those threats.

Prosecutors argued Galvan is a threat to the community. They cited his juvenile history, including a drug charge for marijuana, evading arrest and assaulting an 18-year-old.

The judge denied the request to lower Galvan’s bond.

Franco’s family and friends were crying as they left the courtroom but said they are happy with the judge’s decision.

Funeral services for RJ were held at Mount Carmel Funeral Home at 1755 N. Zaragoza Road Friday evening.

A Mass will be held for him on Saturday at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church at 12200 Vista Del Sol Drive. The time is still being determined.

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