OKLAHOMA CITY, Ok. – An Oklahoma City police officer is recovering after police say a driver shot him in the leg.
Police say Officer Brian Southerland was conducting routine traffic stops Sunday evening in Oklahoma City when a driver suddenly began shooting at him.
Southerland’s dash cam captured the moment he ducked for cover when gunshots rang out, KFOR reports. A bullet struck him in the leg, piercing a major artery.
According to KOCO, a good Samaritan pulled over and rushed to help the officer. Video shows the man run to his car to grab a bow string and shirt to make a tourniquet for Southerland.
An Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived a few minutes later and used a kit to stop the bleeding before paramedics arrived.
Southerland is expected to make a full recovery.
Cory Lee Hartsell, 27, was arrested and is facing charges of shooting with intent to kill and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.