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Homeless man accused of shooting Albuquerque officer confronted by lawman in court

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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — A homeless man charged with attempted murder for shooting at an Albuquerque police officer has been confronted by the injured lawman.

KRQE-TV reports (http://goo.gl/B7dUrV) that Officer Lou Golson told a judge Monday that 36-year-old Christopher Cook ambushed him for no reason during a suspected drunken driving traffic stop last month.

Golson appeared in court in a wheelchair and said it might take him a year to recover from gunshot wounds. He says he has two still-open bullet wounds and a broken femur.

Footage from Golson's lapel camera shows a man opening the vehicle's door and firing several shots at the officer. Golson was hit four times and fell to the ground before returning fire.

Cook, who previously pleaded not guilty to similar charges, is being held on $500,000 cash or surety.


Information from: KRQE-TV, http://www.krqe.com

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