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Suspect In Albuquerque Police Shooting in Custody

Albuquerque police have arrested a man accused of shooting an officer early Saturday morning after a massive manhunt.

Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies arrested 36-year-old Christopher Cook around 4.a.m. Tuesday while he was spotted walking around the North Valley. He was taken into custody without incident.


Police have been searching for Cook after he shot and injured Officer Lou Golson during a DWI traffic stop Saturday. Authorities say it’s unclear what provoked Cook to open fire on the officer, who shot back before the suspect fled, prompting a manhunt to ensue. Police say Golson was shot twice, at least once in the torso, as he tried to question cook during a stop on suspected drunken driving.

Golson is recovering in a local hospital and is listed in stable condition following surgery; however he will need additional surgeries.

Albuquerque police will hold a 12 p.m. news conference Tuesday regarding the incident, KOAT 7 reported. Online court records don’t list a lawyer for Cook.

On Sunday, police released three blurry images of the suspected shooter from Golson’s lapel camera and asked for the public’s help in identifying him.

Court records show Cook has had several other run-ins with authorities. In the past 15 years, Cook has been arrest in connection with a slew of different violent crimes including aggravated assault against a peace officer and armed robbery with a deadly weapon.

He was convicted of burglary in 2000 after breaking into a home with a screwdriver in his hand. After that incident, he racked up several parole violations. He was in and out of jail for the next five years.

Court documents show he was indicted for attempting to escape from the Bernalillo West Detention Center in 2000. The indictment was later dropped, clearing him of those charges.

Suspect In Albuquerque Police Shooting in Custody

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