Cop charged with murder after video shows fatal shooting of a grandmother in her car



WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT. A New Mexico police officer has been charged with murder after shocking bodycam video showed him fatally shooting a grandmother while she drove away from him during a traffic stop.

Las Cruces cop Felipe Hernandez turned himself in Tuesday and was charged with second-degree murder with a firearm enhancement in the Oct. 3 death of Teresa Gomez, 45, KFOX reported.

Previously released bodycam footage showed him firing at least three rounds after warning Gomez he would “really make her life a living hell.”

“There was no necessity for him to use deadly force,” Doña Ana County District Attorney Gerald Byers said of the officer who was never in the “zone of danger.”

“We looked at self-defense. There was no self-defense.”

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