Of­fi­cer shot dead at traf­fic stop

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A po­lice of­fi­cer in the US state of New Mex­ico died af­ter be­ing shot by a pas­sen­ger in a car he had pulled over, the lat­est deadly in­ci­dent in­volv­ing law en­force­ment in the coun­try. Three sus­pects were taken into cus­tody af­ter the 3:41pm traf­fic stop in the town of Hatch on Au­gust 12. 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’s driver was un­known.

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