New Mexico State Police released new information Monday about the foot chase that led to the death of an Alamogordo police officer Friday morning.
Welsh had not realized during much of the foot chase that Corvinus had been fatally shot, the statement said. After a brief chase, the officers exchanged gunfire with Moreno, who was shot in the head and died at the scene.
The United States Honor Flag is in Alamogordo in honor of fallen police officer Clint Corvinus.
Corvinus is the second New Mexico police officer killed while on duty in less than a month after Officer Jose Chavez of the Hatch Police Department was killed three weeks ago following a traffic stop. He also had three active arrest warrants, authorities said.
State Police said in a statement that Moreno had a lengthy criminal history that included arrests for armed robbery, aggravated burglary, and multiple counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The governor said she would ask the New Mexico Legislature to reinstate the state's death penalty and make the killing of a police officer in the line of duty a capital offense, CBS News reported.
As mourners left flowers outside the Alamogordo police department, law enforcement and members of the state's congressional delegation issued statements to support Corvinus' family and colleagues.
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All details of this incident are being investigated by the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau. "Officers made contact with Moreno and a foot pursuit initiated from this contact".
Moreno was scheduled to go to trial on those charges in December. The agency began the investigation Friday at the request of Alamogordo police. An Alamogordo booking photo showed Moreno with dramatic facial tattoos. "My condolences and prayers are with Officer Corvinus's family, friends, and with the Alamogordo Police Department".
"Local surrounding agencies will be taking calls for service while the Alamogordo Police Department and community grieve the loss of a police officer", he said. I was at the hospital giving water to officers.
Players from the opposing Los Lunas High School also honored the Alamogordo police officers present at the game Friday night.
Jen Feuerstein wrote, "Very sad day for Alamogordo". It's incredible what's happened to the respect of a police officer.
"Tragedies like this, reminds us all that our police officers are willing to sacrifice not coming home to their loved ones In order to protect our loved ones". Officer Abdul-Khaliq was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a 17-year veteran of the Austin Police Department, the ODMP reported on Sunday.