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Police Officer, Suspect Fatally Shot in New Mexico

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    This undated booking photo provided by Alamogordo Police Department shows Joseph Moreno. Police say Moreno was killed when gunfire erupted Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, in Alamogordo, N.M. Alamogordo police Officer Clint Corvinus was also killed.

    A police officer in New Mexico was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire Friday as he chased a man with a lengthy criminal record, authorities said. The suspect was also killed, according to NBC News.

    Officer Clint Corvinus, 33, with the Alamogordo Police Department, died Friday morning after being shot as he and another officer were in a foot pursuit of Joseph Moreno, 38, and Moreno turned and fired at them, Alamogordo Police Chief Daron Syling said during a news conference.

    Corvinus and another officer had approached Moreno because he was allegedly acting suspiciously in a residential area of Alamogordo, a town of about 31,000 east of White Sands National Monument, Syling said.

    Syling said at some point during the foot pursuit Moreno shot at the officers and at least one officer returned fire. Syling did not say who fired the shots that killed Moreno.