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APD: Officer Webster still ‘battling for his life’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In a video released Monday morning, Albuquerque police spokesman officer Simon Drobik said officer Daniel Webster is still “battling for his life” after being shot on Wednesday.

“Right now it’s hour by hour, we are checking on his condition constantly,” Drobik said. “We know that his family is with him.”

Drobik thanked the community for its support in the wake of the shooting.

“We can’t thank the community enough for the outpouring of support that has come in the last 24, 48 hours,” Drobik said. “We need the continued support, and the thoughts and prayers of the public.”

Webster was allegedly shot and critically injured by Davon Lymon, 34, near Central and Eubank Wednesday night after Webster stopped Lymon for riding a motorcyle with a stolen tag.

Lymon, who allegedly fled the scene, was captured by APD’s canine unit after an hours-long manhunt. He still had a handcuff around one of his wrists when arrest, police said.

Lymon, who was injured during the arrest, was released from the hospital into federal custody on Saturday.

He was scheduled to appear in federal court Monday morning.

Drobik said officers have been at Webster’s side since the shooting.

“We are all there beside him. His family is beside him, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office is beside him. We’d like to thank the Albuquerque Fire Department for being there, all the community members that were there that night that helped out did an amazing job,” Drobik said. “We would just ask you to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.”

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