Disturding video shows New Mexico State Police Officer gunned down by drug dealer during traffic stop
New Mexico State police released a disturbing video of a police officer killed during a casual traffic stop.
The squad car dashcam caught a tragic moment that happened on February 4 on Interstate-10. New Mexico State Police Officer Darrian Jarrott pulled over a Chevy pickup truck over too dark tinted windows.
When questioned, driver identifies himself as 39-year-old Omar Felix Cueva and admits to having a firearm in the vehicle. “You mind if I take it off you for my safety?” Jarrott is heard asking Cueva.
The things turned deadly when Jarrott standing on the passenger’s side of the truck asked the driver to follow him to the squad car so he could run his name. The driver unexpectedly steps out of his car and pulls out an AR-15-style rifle. The state cop doesn’t have enough time to recover, when Cueva opens fire.
“Oh sh*t!” the cop is heard yelling before he falls to the ground.
Cueva leaves the killed cop lying on the ground and speeds up leading New Mexico police on a high-speed chase. Cueva eventually was shot dead by police.
Later it became known that Cueva was en route to a drug deal when he was pulled over by Jarrott, a five-year veteran of the force.
“Even when there was a situation that was tough, the guy was always smiling,” New Mexico State Police Chief Robert Thornton said of Jarrott after his death.