New Mexico Police Officer Gets Into A Shootout With Suspect

February 11, 2017 21507 Views

Footage of the shooting that killed Alamogordo police Officer Clint Corvinus and wanted fugitive Joseph Moreno last September was released by the New Mexico District Attorney’s Office. The day of the shooting, Officer Christopher Welch, who was driving the patrol car, tried to approach Moreno once the warrants were verified. Suggs said Moreno immediately fled on foot. The officers got out of the car and began chasing Moreno. Police said that as Moreno was running away, he reached inside the bag he was carrying and grabbed a .357-caliber revolver and pointed it toward the officers. Officer Welch shoots Moreno after several attempts to get him to drop the revolver. Moreno then gets up, even after being shot, and continues to run away from the officers with the gun still in hand. Welch pursues him, firing several shots and eventually killing him.

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