State Police released details and video footage of the February slaying of Officer Darian Jarrott along Interstate 10 in southern New Mexico during a routine traffic stop for a window tint violation.
According to investigators, after Officer Jarrott asked the driver, Omar Felix Cueva, to exit the vehicle, Cueva produced “an AR-15-style rifle and fired at least one shot” at the officer, after which Jarrott ducked and fell.
Police said Cueva then approached Jarrott and fired “several more rounds,” striking and killing the officer. Before Cueva fled he shot Jarrott “point-blank” in the back of the head.
A Homeland Security Investigations agent, who Jarrot had been working with when he made the traffic stop, arrived and notified State Police that an officer was down.
After shooting the officer, authorities said Cueva led law enforcement on a chase that ended in a highway shootout with Las Cruces Police. Cueva was shot and died at the scene.
The following video contains footage that shows portions of a fatal traffic stop that resulted in the violent murder of Officer Darian Jarrott. Viewer discretion is advised.
According to the Border Report, Officer Jarrott leaves behind three children and had another baby on the way. He became a law enforcement officer in 2014.
As this story quickly fades away because it doesn’t boost the ratings of mainstream media, Let us not forget 28 year old Officer Darian Jarrott or the family that he left behind due to his senseless murder.