In New Mexico, a police officer named Anthony Ferguson, 41, lost his life following a gun battle with a suspect named Dominic De La O, 26. The incident began when De La O was seen driving without headlights or taillights around 2:20 a.m. on Saturday, prompting the police to attempt a traffic stop. However, De La O refused to stop and eventually crashed his car into a light pole. He then fled on foot and shot Officer Ferguson in the face with a sawed-off shotgun during the ensuing chase. After being treated for a leg injury at a hospital, De La O was arrested and is now in Otero County jail. He faces several charges, including attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery on a police officer with a deadly weapon.

The full list of charges against De LA O can be seen below:

  1. Attempt to Commit 1st-Degree Murder
  2. Aggravated Battery of a Police Officer with a Deadly Weapon
  3. Tampering with Evidence
  4. Aggravated Fleeing of a Police Officer
  5. Resisting and Evading a Police Officer
  6. Criminal Trespass
  7. Lights Required on Vehicle
  8. Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle
  9. Reckless Driving

Since Ferguson has now succumbed to his injuries, the charges against De La O are expected to be upgraded. Officer Ferguson, who had served on the force for 11 years, leaves behind a large family, including his parents, four brothers, and two children.

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