Albuquerque officer shot during stop is 31-year veteran

Albuquerque officer shot during stop is 31-year veteran

This image from video provided by the Albuquerque Police Department shows the alleged suspect in an attack on an Albuquerque police officer, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in Albuquerque, N.M. Authorities said that Lou Golson, a 31-year-veteran of the force, was wounded at a traffic stop shooting and is in stable condition following surgery. Police said Sunday that they were still searching for his attacker and released three blurry photos of the alleged suspect that had been taken by a video camera carried by Golson. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Police Department)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More reward money is being offered to information leading to the arrest of whoever shot and wounded an Albuquerque police officer during a traffic stop.

Lou Golson was shot twice — including at least once in the torso — as he tried to question a motorist early Saturday.

It’s not yet known what provoked the driver to shoot at Golson, who returned fire before the suspect fled from the scene.

The U.S. Marshals Service is posting a $10,000 reward for information leading to the suspect’s arrest.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has offered a $7,000 reward in the case.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

An Albuquerque police officer shot during a traffic stop of a suspected drunken driver is a 31-year veteran who came out of retirement to work in the department’s DWI unit.

Lou Golson was shot twice, at least once in the torso, as he tried to question a motorist early Saturday morning, police said. It was not known what provoked the driver to shoot at Golson, who returned fire before the suspect fled from the scene.

Golson is listed in stable condition following surgery, police. Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden said he will need additional surgeries.

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