Man accused of shooting Albuquerque officer appears in federal court

Christopher Cook 1-6-2015
Christopher Cook

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The man who shot and injured Albuquerque Police Department Officer Lou Golson during a traffic stop earlier this year was in federal court Monday.

Christopher Cook is charged with violating federal firearms laws and is being prosecuted as one of the worst of the worst offenders. Cook cut a deal this summer for shooting Officer Golson that will send him to prison for 20 years.

He is facing 30 years on those federal charges. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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