The officer who was shot during a traffic stop in Hatch earlier this afternoon who was identified as 33-year-old, Jose Chavez has died, according to Hatch Mayor Andy Nunez.
Chavez died as a result of his injuries. He had been with the department for two years.
“Tonight, Officer Chavez is an officer of every department; we all feel the tremendous loss for his family and for our community,” Kelly Jameson, a department spokeswoman said.
Please see earlier report here Hatch, NM. Police Officer shot. 3 in custody