This video shows El Paso Police Officer Mike Garcia being shot at traffic stop by a man that just drove by as Officer Garcia was on a traffic stop. The man Officer Garcia had pulled over helped to save his life. (story continues below video)
The video begins moments before Officer Garcia was gunned down by the shooter.
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Authorities said Officer Garcia was shot by Frank Aparicio, who fired multiple shots at Garcia and then fled the scene.
The video reveals how it started as a normal traffic stop.
A gold car belonging to Horacio Castaneda was pulled over because his headlights were not turned on.
After Officer Garcia returned back to car, four shots were fired at him.
Officer Garcia radioed in the message, “Shots fire, I got shot.”
Aparicio – the man police said fired shots at Officer Garcia – was found dead Oct.. 21, behind a business off of Alameda in the lower valley. Authorities said he had committed suicide.
Authorities said he is also responsible for murdering Cecilia Diaz in a home in east El Paso.
Officer Garcia is still recovering from injuries. There’s no word on when he will return back to work.
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