- Associated Press - Thursday, October 29, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The latest developments in the death of Albuquerque Police Officer Daniel Webster, who was shot during an Oct. 21 traffic stop (all times local):

2 p.m.

The union that represents Albuquerque police officers says it will honor the legacy of Officer Daniel Webster by continuing the community service work he loved and ultimately died for.

The Albuquerque Police Officers Association said in a statement Thursday that Webster, a member of the union board, was a role model who went above and beyond to help the community and his fellow officers.

Webster died Thursday of injuries suffered when he was shot during a traffic stop on Oct. 21.

The association was asking residents and businesses to display white and blue ribbons in support of the police force.

Several fundraisers have been held over the past week to help Webster’s family.

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12:40 p.m.

A New Mexico district attorney says prosecutors will move forward with charges against a man accused in the shooting death of Albuquerque Police Officer Daniel Webster.

Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg said Thursday that charges are expected soon against Davon Lymon, but the timing depends on the outcome of the ongoing investigation.

Lymon is in custody, facing federal gun charges related to the Oct. 21 shooting of the officer during a traffic stop.

Authorities say Webster had pulled over Lymon for riding a motorcycle with a stolen license plate and was shot as he tried to handcuff him.

Lymon’s criminal record in New Mexico includes a stint in prison for a manslaughter conviction.

Court records show he also faced aggravated battery and kidnapping charges last year. Those counts were dismissed.

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11:50 a.m.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, Police Chief Gorden Eden says the death of Officer Daniel Webster serves as a reminder of how dangerous law enforcement has become.

He said during an emotional news conference Thursday that the number of armed encounters officers face is on the rise. He also thanked the community for its support over the past week.

Webster was shot during an Oct. 21 traffic stop and died early Thursday.

Eden was surrounded by federal and other local law enforcement officers as he spoke about Webster, a decorated veteran officer. Eden and the others shared hugs following the news conference.

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10:40 a.m.

U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez says it was a senseless act of violence that claimed the life of one of Albuquerque’s decorated police officers.

Martinez’s comments came Thursday after authorities announced that Officer Daniel Webster died after being hospitalized for more than a week. Webster was shot during an Oct. 21 traffic stop.

Martinez offered his condolences to Webster’s widow and the rest of his family and fellow officers.

He called Webster a dedicated law enforcement officer and true patriot who served in the U.S. Army for 20 years.

Martinez says Webster’s loss underscores the dangers that are routinely faced by law enforcement officers.

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9 a.m.

Albuquerque’s mayor says he and other residents of the New Mexico city are mourning the death of Officer Daniel Webster.

The Albuquerque Police Department says Webster died early Thursday morning after being hospitalized since being shot during an Oct. 21 traffic stop.

Mayor Richard Berry said Webster served with distinction, honor and courage and that his sacrifice to keep his community safe will be remembered.

According to police, 34-year-old Davon Lymon shot at Webster multiple times after being pulled over for riding a motorcycle with a stolen license plate.

Lymon’s lengthy criminal history and those of men charged in other recent high-profile cases in New Mexico have led to widespread criticism about the state’s justice system from law enforcement officials.

Lymon is in federal custody on firearms charges in connection with the shooting.

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8:40 a.m.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, police say the veteran officer shot by a man with a criminal past during a traffic stop last week has died.

Chief Gorden Eden, Jr. said in a statement that Officer Daniel Webster died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday. He had served on the police force for nearly nine years.

He was critically wounded in the Oct. 21 shooting outside an Albuquerque pharmacy.

According to police, 34-year-old Davon Lymon shot at Webster multiple times after being pulled over for riding a motorcycle with a stolen license plate.

Lymon’s lengthy criminal history and those of men charged in other recent high-profile cases in New Mexico have led to widespread criticism about the state’s justice reforms from law enforcement officials.

Lymon is in federal custody on firearms charges in connection with the shooting.

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