ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who shot an APD officer early Saturday morning has more than doubled.
U.S. Marshalls are now offering up to $10,000 for information. That’s on top of the $7,000 offered by ATF.
Officer Lou Golson, a 31-year veteran with the department was shot twice. He’s now recovering in the hospital.
Police said they are following solid leads after they released photos of the subject. He’s the guy who pulled the trigger after being pulled over in northeast Albuquerque early Saturday.
Officers were given the name of a person of interest in the case, but investigators have not released that name to the public because there is nothing yet to positively identify the suspect.
In addition to blurry images of the shooter recovered from the officer’s lapel camera, investigators have a few more clues to work with.
There was a gun recovered from the scene which is now at APD’s forensics lab.
The SUV the shooter was driving had been stolen from a dealership on Wyoming near Lomas just a day earlier, though APD says there’s no helpful surveillance video from the car lot.
As for the wounded officer, Chief Gorden Eden said he’ll need to undergo more surgery before he’s back to full strength.
“His road to recovery will be long,” he said. “His family asked that we not divulge the extent of his injuries. I will tell you that they are serious injuries. We pray that he’ll be able to return to work to the Albuquerque Police Department.”
Police said Golson did fire back at the suspect, but it’s not clear if the suspect was hit.