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Video: Albuquerque Officer Recovering from Saturday Traffic Stop Shooting

January 05, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Albuquerque Officer Recovering from Saturday Traffic Stop Shooting

Albuquerque police have identified the officer who was shot by a suspect during a traffic stop Saturday near San Mateo and Montgomery.

APD says Officer Lou Golson pulled a SUV over during a routine traffic stop around 2:30 a.m. As he approached the vehicle the suspect started shooting, striking the officer twice. Officer Golson was able to return fire, but the suspect fled the scene and has yet to be apprehended. 

Through the course of the investigation it was found that the SUV was stolen from a local car lot in Albuquerque.

Police told KOB TV Officer Golson is currently in stable condition, but that his road to recovery will be a long one.

Officer Golson has worked for the Albuquerque Police Department for 31 years. He served in the armed forces in many different capacities. He's worked many different beats at APD, but recently volunteered to return to DWI Patrol. He was also recently honored by MADD as a hero awardee at a brunch on Nov. 8.

Police have not been able to identify the suspect who shot Officer Golson, but police were able to retrieve video from his lapel cam showing the suspect. Three still photos were captured from the lapel cam and police are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect.

Comments (4)

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Ima Leprechaun @ 1/5/2015 4:36 PM

Get Well soon Officer Golson.

sheldon @ 1/5/2015 5:59 PM

Get well soon my brother and hopfully we can put that thug away

DaveS55 @ 1/5/2015 8:09 PM

It's sad that the media that way will moderate any supporting comments: The media moderated or shall I say deleted all three of my comments: below:
1. God Bless you and your family!

2.Stolen vehicle!!! The offender came out shooting the officer defended himself. To the officer, family, my prayers and thoughts are with you.

3 Posted to a hater cruel comments about Officer who almost lost his life
Wrong again, stolen vehicle, you are one real "sick person their hate will be your downfall!" please get help!!! The offender came out shooting the officer defended himself. To the officer, family, my prayers and thoughts are with you

Bob W @ 1/6/2015 8:42 AM

Again the word routine is use to define a police officer's action. There is no such thing as routine in a police officer's work. Routine will get you seriously hurt or killed. This should be the mindset of all officers. Stay safe out there.

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