2 Cops Fatally Shot in New Mexico, New Orleans; Suspects Sought
A New Mexico police officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop Monday night.
The attack occurred in Rio Rancho when Lt. Paul Rogers, 49, pulled over a Dodge Durango with a man and woman inside.
A witness said he heard about four quick gunshots before the suspects took off. One of the two is reportedly in custody.
Rogers died after being rushed to the hospital.
Investigators said a man and woman where in the 1999 Dodge Durango that was pulled over by the officer. The suspects left the scene after the shooting.
Early Tuesday morning Bernalillo County deputies took one person connected to the shooting into custody at a gas station at Rio Bravo and Broadway. Police are still looking for the Durango. It has New Mexico license plate 331 RAT
This is the first time a Rio Rancho police officer has been shot in the line of duty.
Meantime, the investigation continues this morning after a New Orleans police officer was found shot to death in his marked patrol car over the weekend.
The victim was identified as Housing Authority of New Orleans Police Officer James Bennett, Jr., 45.
Police reportedly have no motive for the shooting, which occurred early Sunday morning while Bennett worked overtime patrolling a construction site.