Clovis PD officer shoots, kills suspect on the run

Clovis PD officer shoots, kills suspect on the run

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

New Mexico State Police report a Clovis police officer shot and killed a suspect as he was running from a traffic stop early Monday morning.

The officer tried to stop a stolen vehicle driven by Aaron Joseph Chavez, 22. Chavez jumped out of the vehicle and ran. During the chase, according to NMSP, the officer shot him.

Chavez died in the hospital. New Mexico State Police have not identified the officer.

The investigation's results will be forwarded to the district attorney's office, to determine if charges are necessary.

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