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Man who shot a Police officer Dead arrested after gas station worker called 911 in Albuquerque

Man who shot a Police officer Dead arrested after gas station worker called 911 in Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM: Authorities claimed that an alert gas station clerk phoned 911, leading to the detention of the man wanted in the deaths of a state trooper from New Mexico and a paramedic from South Carolina on Sunday.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office shot and wounded the defendant, Jaremy Smith, during a foot chase that ended with his arrest in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, according to the New Mexico State Police. Smith was leading the chase.

Officials added that Smith is wanted for the murder of Phonesia Machado-Fore, a paramedic from South Carolina who went missing on Thursday, and the fatal shooting of Justin Hare, a state police officer from New Mexico, which occurred early Friday.

After an extensive search, authorities finally located and identified the 33-year-old suspect on Saturday. The arrest of Smith occurred within twenty-four hours following New Mexico State Police Chief Troy Weisler’s statement, “Jaremy Smith, we are coming for you.”

Bernalillo County Sheriff John Allen stated that at approximately 7 a.m. local time on Sunday, a clerk at an Albuquerque Murphy Express gas station recognized a customer who matched Smith’s description and contacted the authorities. Officers began to set up a perimeter the second they arrived after seeing Smith strolling down a road in a residential neighborhood, according to Allen.

Gunfire erupted as a foot pursuit continued. Smith was hit by gunfire. At this time, neither the sum nor the number are known to us. He stated that the matter is still being investigated.

Smith was escorted to a nearby hospital, where he was treated while under security, according to Allen.

According to authorities, Hare was fatally shot at approximately 5 o’clock in the morning on Friday after responding to a distress call from a disabled driver on Interstate 40 close to Tucumcari, some 235 miles east of Albuquerque and close to the Texas border.

According to Weisler, the suspect got out of the vehicle and went to the officer’s passenger side window as Hare drew up behind the broken-down BMW.

According to Weisler, during Saturday’s news conference, the suspect suddenly pulled out a weapon and shot Officer Hare. According to him, it all started with a brief discussion about fixing the suspect’s tire and potentially arranging for a ride back to town.

Afterwards, the suspect allegedly approached the driver’s side of the patrol vehicle and shot Hare once more, according to Weisler. The officer was critically injured when he said that Smith shoved him into the passenger seat of the patrol car and then drove away.

An officer was dispatched to the area after multiple attempts to reach Hare were unsuccessful. Upon arrival, the officer observed Hare’s patrol car traveling at a high pace on a frontage road adjacent to Interstate 40.

According to Weisler, the police were able to find the wrecked and vacant patrol car in the end. A hospital was notified after finding Hare severely wounded by the side of the road; he was later declared dead upon arrival.

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Smith was in the vehicle belonging to Machado-Fore, a paramedic for the Florence County, South Carolina, Emergency Medical Services, according to authorities, who learned this during the course of the inquiry.

Following her family’s report of her missing, Machado-Fore was discovered deceased outside of Lake View in Dillon County, South Carolina, on Friday, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. On Monday, an autopsy will be conducted.

Weisler has stated that Smith has connections to the Albuquerque area and a “extensive” criminal record that spans decades in South Carolina.

Warrants accusing Smith of murdering Hare were issued prior to his arrest.

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