New Mexico Officer KILLED! Suspects Have More Blood On Their Hands!
Three suspects are in custody Saturday morning following the murder of another police officer. This time in New Mexico, the officer was conducting a routine traffic stop when he was shot in the neck. The suspects then sped away, two of the suspects are wanted in Ohio for a connection to another shooting that killed a 63-year-old man.
After Friday’s shooting, crews airlifted Hatch, N.M. Police Officer Jose Chavez to a hospital in El Paso, Texas where he died, according to officials.
The 33-year-old officer was a two-year veteran of the department. He had a wife and two children.
The officer had just arrived at the traffic stop in Dona Ana County Friday afternoon when a passenger got out of the vehicle and fired shots, police said.
The three suspects, all men, sped off in a car at speeds topping 100 miles per hour, county sheriff’s officials said.
They got off I-25 at a rest stop and carjacked a Chevrolet Cruze, shooting the driver, Dona Ana County Sheriff’s spokesperson Kelly Jameson said.
More law enforcement officers joined the pursuit, deploying a device to deflate the car’s tires. The chase finally ended at a home near I-85 when the driver crashed into a pile of wood, KFOX 14 reported.
One of the suspects suffered a gunshot wound to the right thigh, investigators added. They said the carjacking victim was recovering in a hospital.
The Ross County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio confirmed they received word from New Mexico officials that James Nelson II, 36, and Jesse Hanes, 38, were taken into custody on murder warrants out of Ross County, the Gazette reported.
They were wanted in the July shooting of 62-year-old Theodore Timmons in his home in Londonderry, Ohio, according to the paper. A motive was unclear.
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