New Mexico State Police say officer shot, killed on highway

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Officials say a New Mexico State Police officer was fatally shot on a highway Thursday and authorities chased the attacker, killing him in a shootout. KVIA-TV El Paso reports the slain officer has been identified as 28-year-old Darian Jarrott. Authorities identified the attacker as 39-year-old Omar Felix Cueva. Multiple law enforcement agencies pursued the suspect after the State Police officer was shot along Interstate 10 in southern New Mexico. They stopped him 30 miles away, where a Las Cruces police officer was shot in an exchange of gunfire that killed the suspect. Las Cruces police say that officer’s wounds weren’t life-threatening.