ALAMOGORDO, N.M. — The Latest on the on-duty death of a police officer in New Mexico (all times local):
New Mexico lawmakers and law enforcement officials are offering condolences to a fallen officer’s family and colleagues after authorities say he was shot and killed while pursuing a suspect.
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a Democrat, extended sympathies to police in Alamogordo, the desert town where authorities say Officer Clint Corvinus was shot and killed.
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, a Republican whose district includes Alamogordo, says the state has lost too many police officers in recent months and the “violence must end.”
Corvinus’ death comes three weeks after an officer in the village of Hatch was gunned down during a traffic stop.
Police say Corvinus was on patrol with another officer Friday when they encountered Joseph Moreno, who had three active arrest warrants. He fled on foot before gunfire erupted.
Police say Moreno also was killed.
Police say a New Mexico police officer was shot and killed after he encountered a 38-year-old man with three active warrants out for his arrest and the suspect opened fire.
Alamagordo police said at a news conference that the suspect, Joseph Moreno, also was killed when gunfire erupted Friday during a foot pursuit. Police did not say who shot Moreno, and it wasn’t clear if there were other officers involved in the pursuit.
The officer killed was identified as Clint Corvinus, a four-year veteran of the Alamogordo police force who went to high school in the town about 200 miles south of Albuquerque. Authorities say he is survived by his parents, girlfriend and an 8-year-old daughter.
The shooting Friday comes three weeks after authorities say an Ohio fugitive gunned down Officer Jose Chavez during a traffic stop in the village of Hatch.
Gov. Susana Martinez says a police officer in a New Mexico town has been killed in what marks the second on-duty death of an officer in the state in less than a month.
In a statement, the governor says she was saddened by the officer’s death and that violence against law enforcement in the state must end.
The Alamogordo Daily News reports state and local authorities were investigating the shooting in Alamogordo on Friday that happened near a residential area around 8:30 a.m.
Authorities have not identified the officer or a suspect, or released other details of their investigation.
The officer’s death comes three weeks after authorities say an Ohio fugitive gunned down Officer Jose Chavez during a traffic stop in the village of Hatch.
State and local authorities are investigating a shooting in Alamogordo, a rural town in southern New Mexico.
The Alamogordo Daily News (http://bit.ly/2c08W7M ) reports that the shooting happened around 8:30 a.m. Friday. Authorities have not identified suspects in the shooting or released any other details stemming from their investigation.
The newspaper reports that local and state police were investigating the shooting at an Alamogordo intersection that’s near a residential area, and Alamogordo High School was placed on lockdown as a safety precaution.