A police officer in New Mexico was shot in the torso by an alleged cop killer but the officer got up and fired back, according to Fox News.
“You’re all right, you’re all right, you’re gonna be all right,” they tell the officer before he is airlifted to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect was Omar Felix Cueva.
Cueva was killed in the shootout.
From Fox News:
A New Mexico police officer got back up and returned fire after being shot by the alleged killer of a state trooper, newly released lapel-camera footage shows.
The video, which was posted online, shows Las Cruces police officer Adrian De La Garza perform a pit maneuver while pursuing a suspect who earlier in the year allegedly killed New Mexico state police trooper Darian Jarrott during a traffic stop, KFOX 14 reported.
De La Garza is seen shot by suspect Omar Felix Cueva and falling to the ground, but he quickly gets up and continues firing at Cueva until he reaches the suspect’s car. Cueva was killed during the shootout with officers.
In the video, fellow officers provide initial medical aid to De La Garza.
The video was posted on Reddit, according to KFOX 14 in El Paso, Texas.
Previously, dashcam video of Jarrott’s shooting and bystander video of the shootout after the pursuit had been released.
Cueva was accused of shooting Jarrott multiple times during the routine traffic stop in February with an AR-15-style rifle while he was on his way to Las Cruces for a drug deal, police said.
Afterward, the suspect led officers on a 40-mile chase on Interstate 10 that ended in the fatal shootout.
Police said Cueva had a “violent criminal history,” including drug charges involving cocaine and meth.