GRAPHIC VIDEO: TX deputy shot multiple times during traffic stop
POSTED: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 9:37am
UPDATED: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 3:37pm
Montague County, Tx (KFDX) — Editors note: The video above is graphic in nature and may not be suitable for all audiences. View at your own discretion.
Two months ago, a Texas deputy survived the scare of a lifetime when a man he pulled over shot him multiple times.
Now, police have released dashcam of the incident, which shows Montague County Sheriff's Deputy James Boyd taking three bullets to the chest.
The video shows Boyd walking behind a car he stopped due to suspicion. Just as he bends down to talk to the driver, he's popped twice in the chest and has a third bullet graze his head. The driver then speeds away.
An off-duty detective arrived in minutes to help the downed officer and called in a description of the suspect's vehicle.
Authorities were able to catch Evan Ebel, 28, in Decatur, Texas, where the suspect crashed his car and was killed in a gun fight with police.
Ebel is also believed to have killed a top Colorado prison official, as well as a delivery man, who is a father of three.
Thanks to Boyd's bullet-proof vest, he's currently recovering and expected to return to the line of duty this week.