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Oklahoma Felon Shot By New Mexico Officer

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GALLUP, New Mexico -

New Mexico State Police say an officer shot and wounded a man from Oklahoma during a traffic stop on Interstate 40 in Gallup.

They say 33-year-old Stephen Thompson of Oklahoma City was shot in the abdomen and taken to a hospital for treatment Friday morning.

State police say an officer stationed in Gallup stopped a vehicle on the west end of Gallup for a traffic violation about 7 a.m. 

Thompson, a seven-time convicted felon, is still on probation in Oklahoma. His prior convictions included eluding police, assault, and offenses related to drugs and guns.

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