ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A police report shows an Albuquerque police officer pulled over Davon Lymon on what may be a stolen scooter one month before he is accused of pulling out a gun and murdering Albuquerque Police Department officer, Daniel Webster, during a traffic stop for a suspected stolen motorcycle.
The report shows that Lymon was pulled over in September near Wyoming and I-40 and had a knife confiscated from him during the stop.
The officer says Lymon then claimed he needed to reach into his pocket for his asthma inhaler but when told to put his hands behind his back, he took off running and a loaded gun magazine fell to the ground.
Fearing an ambush, the officer kept his distance and Lymon got away.
Lymon has had other close calls.
KRQE News 13 reported that court documents claim undercover agents had bought guns and heroin off Lymon twice in the six weeks leading up to Officer Webster’s murder but let Lymon go for reasons the feds haven’t explained.
Those agents could have arrested Lymon and put him away for years on the gun charges because he was already a convicted killer.
So why no charges in that September traffic stop?
APD says Lymon could have been hit with federal felon with a firearm charges for having a loaded magazine, but not state charges for it.
Here’s what APD had to say about not hitting him with misdemeanor charges for escaping and eluding the officer.
“Through the course of trying to find out who Mr. Lymon was, we found out about the ongoing ATF investigation into Lymon. We made the decision to not summons him for misdemeanor eluding, which could have negatively affected the federal investigation,” said an APD spokesperson.