By Russell Contreras
The Associated Press
RIO RANCHO — A police officer in a suburb of Albuquerque decided to make one more traffic stop before his shift finished Monday night. It ended up costing him his life.
Rio Rancho Police Chief Michael Geier detailed the last moments of Officer Gregg Benner’s shift during a news conference Tuesday in which police identified a known gang member with an extensive criminal record that included a manslaughter conviction and weapons charges as the man suspected of fatally shooting the officer.