US police officer shot dead at traffic stop


LOS ANGELES: A police officer in the US state of New Mexico died Friday (Saturday in Manila) after being shot by a passenger in a car he had pulled over, the latest deadly incident involving law enforcement in the country. Another officer who witnessed the shooting then chased the vehicle, with speeds exceeding 100 miles (160 kilometers) per hour, but “was unable to catch up,” Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kelly Jameson said. Three suspects were taken into custody. Officials said the trio was allegedly responsible for shooting the officer and for shooting another man during a carjacking, triggering a massive manhunt and high-speed chase. The condition of the hijacked car driver was unknown.


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