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Alleged Cop Killer Jaremy Smith Arrested After Being Shot by Police

The alleged killer of New Mexico State Police Officer Justin Hare, Jaremy Smith has been arrested.

Jaremy Smith arrested after a shooting incident with Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies.

Jaremy Smith arrested after being shot. Credit KOAT News

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Deputy-Involved Shooting: Capture of Fugitive Wanted for Murder of New Mexico State Police Officer

Bernalillo County, NM– Today, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office successfully ended the manhunt for a suspect responsible for the murder of a South Carolina woman and the tragic killing of New Mexico State Police Officer Justin Hare. Jaremy Alexander Smith, the individual linked to this series of violent crimes, was apprehended following a deputy-involved shooting.

Background: On the morning of March 15, 2024, Officer Hare was dispatched to assist a motorist along Interstate 40. The motorist, Jaremy Alexander Smith, engaged Officer Hare in conversation before fatally shooting him and fleeing the scene in the officer’s patrol vehicle. After a state-wide alert and a two-day intensive search, New Mexico State Police released the identity of the suspect, Jaremy Smith, alongside his extensive criminal history
and warned that he was armed and dangerous.

Today’s Apprehension: On March 17, 2024, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report from a vigilant store clerk at a Murphys Gas Station located at 2730 Sunshine W Plaza Dr in Albuquerque, NM. The clerk’s description matched that of Jaremy Smith. Deputies located Smith walking on Unser and established a perimeter in a nearby residential neighborhood in the area of Dennis Chavez Blvd and Unser. A foot pursuit
ensued, and shots were fired, striking Smith who was then taken into custody without further incident. Smith was transported to an area hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.

We are deeply relieved to report that no deputies were harmed during the apprehension. The quick actions and bravery of the involved deputies brought a swift conclusion to a search that weighed heavily on our community and law enforcement colleagues.

The successful capture of Jaremy Smith is a testament to the collaborative efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies and the vigilant citizens of Bernalillo County. We are grateful that his rampage has come to an end, and it serves as a solemn reminder of the dangers faced by law enforcement every day.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office extends its deepest condolences to the family of Officer Justin Hare and the New Mexico State Police for their loss. We also stand with the family of Phenesia Machado-Fore in their time of grief.

This incident is now under investigation by the Multi-Agency Task Force, as is protocol for any deputy-involved shooting. We assure the public that this will be a thorough and transparent process.

Source: KOAT News

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