Authorities identify murder suspect only as “29-year old male”
A police officer was murdered by a trespassing suspect who was subsequently shot dead by a witness in a New Mexico border city this week, authorities say.
The incident unfolded just before 5 p.m. on Sunday in Las Cruces, approximately 40 miles from the southern border.
Officer Jonah Hernandez was responding to a reported trespassing at a property in the city when he encountered an armed male.
“The investigation is in the very early stages but, at this point, police believe Hernandez was stabbed by the suspect who allegedly trespassed onto the property,” the Las Cruces Police Department (LCPD) explained in a statement on social media.
“So far, the investigation has also revealed that the perpetrator was shot and killed by someone who witnessed at least part of the interaction.”
LCPD says the witness then used Hernandez’s radio to call for help.
Hernandez was rushed to MountainView Regional Medical Center where he passed away.
The deceased suspect has only been identified as a “29-year-old male.”
LCPD says they are withholding further information about him until his next of kin have been notified – a decision which has been blasted on social media.
“If you release the officer’s name, you should release the name of the man who killed him. He chose to do what he did…the officer didn’t expect to die today. I don’t see why respect should be given to a murderer,” one woman wrote in response to LCPD’s Facebook post about the killing.
RIP. New Mexico Police Officer Jonah Hernandez was murdered when he was stabbed to death on a trespassing call. Officer Hernandez is survived by his wife & two sons and served his community for two years. pic.twitter.com/6woXdoUVKB
— Protecting the Blue (@protectingblue) February 12, 2024
Officer Hernandez, a native of El Paso, Texas, had served on LCPD for two years and is reportedly survived by his wife and two young sons, ages 10 and 2 years old.
An investigation is ongoing.
InfoWars has been documenting the surge of crime across the United States, including carjackings, ‘street takeovers,’ smash-and-grab loot mobs, home invasions, and physical attacks on innocent victims.
Alex Jones and David Icke discuss the future of AI technology with a caller on X’s Spaces named Adrian Dittman who sounds suspiciously like Elon Musk.