LAS CRUCES – A Hatch police officer died Friday evening after being shot during a traffic stop.

Officials took three suspects into custody hours earlier and said they were allegedly responsible for the officer shooting as well as a carjacking and shooting another man at a rest stop off Interstate 25 in a crime spree that triggered a massive manhunt.

Dona Ana County officials have not identified the suspects. However, a newspaper in Ohio has linked two Ohio fugitives to Friday’s shooting. James D. Nelson II and Jesse Hanes are wanted in Ohio in connection to the July shooting death of 62-year-old Londonderry, Ohio, resident, Theodore Timmons, the Chillicothe Gazette reported.

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Men wanted in Ross County in custody in New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, NM – James D. Nelson II and Jesse D Hanes — wanted for the July 25 shooting death of a Ross County man — are in custody in New Mexico.

But the Ohio duo is also believed to be involved with the fatal shooting of a police officer in Hatch, N.M., which resulted in their capture.
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