New Mexico Police Officer Dies After Shooting at Traffic Stop

All three suspects have been taken into police custody

A police officer has died after a shooting during a traffic stop in New Mexico on Friday, according to officials.

Officer Jose Chavez was shot when he approached a car during a traffic stop near a convenience store in the small village of Hatch, New Mexico, the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

The three suspects fled the scene after the shooting and drove to a rest area where they shot another person during a carjacking, according to the sheriff's department.

Chavez died as a result of his injuries. He had been with the department for two years, NBC News reported.

All three suspects have been taken into police custody.

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