Police officer survives four gun shots

Officer Can't Be Stopped, Even After Being Shot Four Times

At 0:15 mark, video may be disturbing for some viewers.

An Albuquerque police officer showed remarkable courage after he was shot four times during a routine traffic stop. The body camera he was wearing captured every frightening second of the encounter.

When officer Lou Golson pulled over this vehicle, he was unaware the car was stolen and the driver was armed.

"When I opened the driver's door, he spun sideways in his seat. He had a gun in his hand," Golson said.

You can see Golson taking fire and falling to the ground. He remained calm, managed to fire back, and called for help.

"Just because you get shot doesn't mean you're going to die," Golson said.

The suspect fled the scene. Authorities later arrested Christopher Cook, according to KASA.

Golson's bulletproof vest stopped all but one bullet, and the officer has undergone two surgeries. Doctors say it could be a year before he returns to the force.

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Police officer survives four gun shots
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