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.