Police Officer Describes His Shooting Caught on Body Cam

Albuquerque officer Lou Golson speaks for the first time about the traffic stop gone wrong.
1:31 | 01/22/15

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Test Text1 plain We have an incredible story of courage under fire. A police officer who was shot during a routine traffic stop and ABC's Clayton Sandell has the story. Reporter: What Albuquerque police officer Lou Golson doesn't know the car he just pulled over is stolen, the driver about to open fire. Turn it off. When I opened the driver's door, he spun sideways in his seat. He had a gun in his hand. Reporter: This morning the 31-year veteran officer is speaking out for the first time about this near fatal January 3rd traffic stop. Every terrifying second captured by his police body camera. He falls but quickly fires back. My biggest fear was he was going to get the vehicle started and run me over. Reporter: But that breaks his wrist. He can't reload. The suspect runs. Golson shot four times. It Hurts. Reporter: Keeps remarkably calm. Just because you get shot doesn't mean you're going to die. Reporter: The man who shot him Christopher cook pleaded not guilty. Reporter: This morning the married father of five is home and thankful his bulletproof vest worked stopping three of the four shots. You can actually see a little bit of the casing of the bullet. Reporter: One even piercing a police I.D. Card kept in a pocket right over his heart. I can't think of another more honorable career you can choose. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Clayton Sandell, ABC news, Denver.

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