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10-22-2015, 12:03 PM

New details emerge in officer's shooting
Albuquerque officer critically injured in shooting
UPDATED 12:51 PM MDT Oct 22, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —An Albuquerque police officer is fighting for his life after being shot at least six times Wednesday night.

The eight-year Albuquerque Police Department veteran was critically injured when a traffic stop that led to an altercation left him with multiple gunshot wounds. The DOJ said some of the gunshots hit the officer in the face and chin.

Federal authorities said the officer pulled over Davon Lymon, 34, around 8 p.m. because he thought Lymon was driving a motorcycle with a stolen license plate.

The criminal complaint alleges that, when the APD officer attempted to detain and handcuff Lymon, Lymon drew a firearm and shot the officer. Lymon then fled from the scene.

The injured officer was rushed to University of New Mexico Hospital and underwent at least two surgeries, police said. He remains in critical condition.

Sources said the officer is part of the Southeast Impact Team and is a Special Forces military veteran. They also described him as an outstanding officer.



Lymon has an extensive criminal history, as Eden pointed out.

Court records show Lymon has faced four court cases in 2015 alone before Wednesday's shooting, though many related to the same crime from 2014. In that case, Lymon was indicted by a grand jury and faced felony aggravated battery and kidnapping charges from a December 2014 incident that was nolle prosequied in March.

The case appears to have been refiled in late September with other charges, according to court records, but the charges had been changed to two misdemeanor counts of aggravated battery without great bodily harm.

He pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, aggravated battery and conspiracy charges in 2002 after he was accused in the 2001 murder of 20-year-old Ronald Chanslor Jr. - the grandson of the founder of Blake's Lotaburger.


He was sentenced to 11.5 years with 390 days time served, giving him a little less than 10.5 years in prison.

He pleaded guilty to fraud and forgery the year before in a Tierra Amarilla court.

In 2012, another case for robbery and conspiracy was dismissed without prejudice in Espanola court, but was never refiled.

10-22-2015, 02:26 PM

Police identify officer shot Wednesday night
Updated: Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 at 2:46pm


The officer who was trying to arrest accused cop shooter Davon Lymon Wednesday night had one of Lymon’s hands in handcuffs and was trying to shackle him to the stolen motorcycle he was on, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court.

Officer Daniel Webster never got him in cuffs.

Instead, Lymon pulled out a gun and shot Webster multiple times at close range in a Walgreens parking lot near Central and Eubank before fleeing into a nearby neighborhood, authorities say.

Webster was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after being shot multiple times. University of New Mexico Hospital staff were able to revive him, according to the complaint.

“They are working diligently to save this officer’s life,” Police Chief Gorden Eden said outside the hospital emergency room late Wednesday night. “We are in the best place where an officer can be in this condition.”

A family member told the Journal Webster was shot in the neck and jaw and doctors said Wednesday night he may suffer neurological damage. He was in critical but stable condition Thursday morning.

Webster is an 8-year veteran with the department and is a field services officer in the southeast area command, according to the department. He was named uniformed officer of the year in 2013.