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Vigil held for Alamogordo police officer Clint Corvinus

Vigil held for Alamogordo police officer Clint Corvinus

to pay their respects for fallen officer clint corvinus. corvinus was killed last friday as he and another officer were chasing a wanted suspect on foot. corvinus was a four-and-a-half year veteran with the department and leaves behind an 8 year old daughter. police say the suspect -- joseph moreno shot and killed corvinus. he was killed by corvinus' partner. we'll have more details on the shooting in just moment -- but first -- we begin with abc-7's jamie warren. she was at tonight's vigil with our new mexico mobile newsroom: things are cleared up now but earlier their wasn't a dry eye in site as hundreds gathered here for an emotional tribute to officer clint corvinus. the second police officer killed while on duty in southern new mexico in just the past few weeks. pkg nat of anthem sot 7:31:20 besides the sound of the front door opening the most beautiful sound an leo can make is the sound of velcro when he removes his bullet proof vest children and families bowed their heads in silence. some cried. then after a short song, they said thanks jamie warren standup 7:57:31 you can see so many residents of the community lining up individually shaking the hands of their police officers who protect them every day sot mos, mary 7:58:02 it means that i finally get to thank them for everything they've done for me and my family and everyone then, police chief daron syling told his department he'll lead them through the heartache sot daron syling police chief alamogordo police department 7:43:36 i will die with my shield before me facing the enemy that is what this shield represents, clint your shield was facing forward thank you for your sacrifice finally, it was time to light up a city now in mourning nats of bagpipes playing showing the candles you can see people are still clearing out here. the next step is preparing for his funeral set for saturday new details tonight about the shooting of officer corvinus. the entire incident was captured on his partner's lapel pin. new mexico state police say corvinus and his partner christopher welch were on patrol and recognized joseph moreno as a wanted fugitive. during the foot chase -- authorities say the video shows -- moreno pointed the revolver at the officers. officer welch fired first at moreno. corvinus was behind him when he opened fire. moreno fell -- and while he was on the ground -- police say moreno fired back with one of the bullets striking corvinus. moreno got back up and continued to run -- with officer welch behind him. police say welch fired more shots at moreno with one of the bullets striking moreno in the head. moreno died at the scene. welch was unaware that corvinus had been hit. we've learned that welch has been with the alamogordo police department for about 10 months ... and it was also revealed that both he and corvinus were wearing bullet proof vests at the time. an el


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