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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.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for Southerland. If you would like to donate, click here.

Police officer recovering after good Samaritan runs to help him after shooting, police say
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