New video exhibits the second a heroic cop risked his personal life to take down a drug supplier who killed a fellow officer throughout a visitors cease.
Omar Felix Cueva, 39, stepped out of his pick-up truck on February 4 east of Deming, New Mexico with an AR-15-style rifle and killed Officer Darian Jarrott with 11 pictures. He fled the scene and a 40-mile chase ensued.
The brand new video taken from Las Cruces Police Officer Adrian De La Garza’s lapel digital camera exhibits what occurred subsequent.
Within the video, De La Garza could be seen executing a PIT (pursuit intervention method) maneuver to spin Cueva’s automotive out and power him to cease.
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New dramatic video exhibits Officer Adrian De La Garza exchanging gunfire with a suspect
The video exhibits De La Garza performing a PIT maneuver to cease his automobile earlier than coming face-to-face with the gunman
De La Garza then jumps out of the driving force’s facet of his automobile and briefly seems to return face-to-face with Cueva earlier than pictures are fired and the officer seems to be hit within the bicep.
De La Garza seems to be injured as he falls backwards to the bottom, groaning audibly.
He rolls round on the bottom for a second earlier than pulling himself again up and approaching Cueva, firing pictures all alongside.
After Cueva is on the bottom, De La Garza slowly backs away as different officers strategy the suspect.
At one level, De La Garza was shot by Omar Felix Cueva, 39
However De La Garza managed to tug himself up and get again into the gunfight
Cueva was in the end killed after a gunfight with a number of officers
‘He acquired hit, he acquired hit,’ says one officer as De La Garza is assessed for accidents.
The digital camera then drops to the bottom as De La Garza is stripped out of his vest and tools and medical therapy begins.
‘You are gonna be advantageous buddy,’ one particular person says to De La Garza.
KFOX14 studies that De La Garza continues to be recovering from the accidents he sustained within the shootout.
Footage beforehand launched from earlier within the day confirmed Cueva execute Jarrott throughout a visitors cease.
The sickening footage exhibits Cueva stepping out of the driving force’s facet of his Chevrolet pick-up truck with an AR-15-style rifle earlier than firing one shot at Jarrott over the rear of the automobile.
Jarrott, 28, fell to the bottom, at which level Cueva walked over to him and shot him a number of extra occasions, together with as soon as point-blank within the head.
He then took off in his truck and led a 40-mile police chase.
Seconds earlier than the video, the officer had requested Cueva – who was supposedly on his option to a drug deal – at hand over his rifle, which seems to have sparked his murderous act.
After strolling over to the passenger-side window of Cueva’s white pick-up, footage exhibits the officer politely saying: ‘Good afternoon, sir. My identify is Darian Jarrott. I am with New Mexico State Police. The explanation for the cease is your window tint is a bit too darkish.’
Pictured: Officer Adrian De La Garza, who’s recovering from accidents sustained within the taking pictures
Darian Jarrott (left) was killed by Omar Felix Cueva (proper) earlier on February 4
Cueva mutters one thing intelligible, lapel and patrol automotive video launched by police exhibits.
Jarrott says, ‘Yeah, thoughts if I open the door? Or if you wish to roll down the window extra.’
The dialog lasts round three minutes, with the officer asking if Cueva had insurance coverage, to which he replies ‘sure’, and confirming his identify, earlier than asking the prison to return over to his patrol automotive so he might run checks.
Cueva opens his automotive door, at which level Jarrott notices his rifle. Jarrott requested, ‘You may have a firearm on you, do you thoughts if I take that off you, for my very own security?’
The second earlier than the taking pictures exhibits Cueva opening the driving force’s door of his truck with Jarrott on the opposite facet. Supply: Police Activity YouTube
As each males slowly stroll parallel with one another in direction of the patrol automotive, Cueva abruptly attracts the rifle, with Jarrott shouting ‘oh s***’ earlier than being hit
The prison then shoots him a number of extra occasions off digital camera and slowly pulls away, leaving the officer’s useless physique by the facet of the highway (proper – obscured by pixelation)
The officer then says, ‘Let’s go to my automobile, OK’, which is when Cueva will get out from the driving force’s seat holding the rifle. Jarrott is unable to see that as a result of his view is blocked by the pick-up.
Each males slowly stroll parallel with one another in direction of the patrol automotive, earlier than Cueva abruptly attracts the rifle, with Jarrott shouting ‘oh s***’ earlier than being hit.
The prison then shoots him a number of extra occasions off digital camera and slowly pulls away, leaving the officer’s useless physique by the facet of the highway.
After the taking pictures, a Homeland Safety Investigations agent arrived and knowledgeable New Mexico State Police dispatch that Jarrott was down.
Two officers exchanged fireplace with Cueva as he was fleeing eastbound down Interstate 10 because the chase continued.
When officers lastly had been capable of meet up with Cueva, De La Garza spun Cueva’s automotive out.
Cueva exited his automobile with a firearm and shot in direction of officers, who fired again, placing Cueva a number of occasions.
De La Garza was in the end airlifted to a Texas hospital, however was handled and launched with unspecified, non-life threatening accidents.
Jarrott, in the meantime, was buried in a non-public ceremony per week after the taking pictures, in line with KFOX14.
After his burial, household, mates, and colleagues paid tribute to the fallen officer.
‘You may have sacrificed your time with Darian to permit him to do what he liked and we’re all higher for it,’ mentioned NMSP Chief Robert Thornton. ‘Your love and help molded Darian to be a fantastic father, son, brother, nephew, and man.’
Jarrott left behind a pregnant spouse, in addition to three younger youngsters. A memorial GoFundMe raised over $100,000 in Jarrott’s honor.
Police officer standing over Cueva’s physique after the lethal gun battle on the freeway
‘Greater than something, Darian was a fantastic household man,’ added his finest good friend, Officer Marco Valle, in line with KRQE. ‘He labored extraordinarily arduous for his children. One factor he appeared ahead to probably the most, was his children hugging him after shift. He liked searching together with his dad and his sister and let’s not overlook he was an enormous mama’s boy.’
Cueva’s historical past was additionally scrutinized within the aftermath of the lethal incident. From 1994 to 2010, Cueva had quite a lot of prices filed towards him in California.
These prices embrace vandalism, possession of a managed substance twice, importation of a managed substance twice, importation of cocaine, fictitious verify/false verify/housebreaking, a probation violation, and possession with intent of crystal meth or ICE, in line with KFOX14.