A female police officer in Los Angeles was shot in the leg at point-blank range during a traffic stop back in July, and police just released the video. It's disturbing because even though she survived . . . her partner killed the shooter.
The video was produced by the LAPD and it begins with an in-studio officer talking to the camera, and explaining what you're about to see. The live footage has two parts: From inside the police cruiser, and from the two officers' body cameras.
The cruiser video starts with the female officer talking to the driver. She asks if he's still on probation, and he says he has nine months left. She asks him to exit the car, and then she opens his door. As soon as he gets out he shoots her.
Then he spins and reaches OVER his car and shoots at her partner. But the partner returns fire immediately and takes him down. He also comes around the back of the car and fires more shots . . . and then handcuffs the guy. Both cops call for backup.
LAPD video shows female officer being shot at point-blank range during traffic stop before partner kills suspect
Los Angeles police on Monday released a video of a gang member shooting a female officer at point-blank range during a July traffic stop in the San Fernando Valley and her partner subsequently fatally wounding the gunman.