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VIDEO: Body camera footage captures moment suspect opens fire on two Georgia police officers

December 16, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
VIDEO: Body camera footage captures moment suspect opens fire on two Georgia police officers

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Appalling police body camera footage shows the moment that a suspect opened fire on two officers in a parking lot after one cop repeatedly asked him to remove his hands from his pockets.

On Monday night, 22-year-old Khari Gordon was taken into custody after shooting the two law enforcement officers: Captain Michael Schulman and Jeffrey Martin.

Gordon was initially pulled over for suspicions of driving a stolen car.

In the police body camera footage of their altercation, Captain Schulman is repeatedly overheard asking the man to take his hands out of his pockets.

Captain Michael Schulman, 50, (left) was shot beneath the armpit and suffered a punctured lung. Jeffrey Martin (right), 22, requires specialist surgery to remove the bullet in his right hand

Mere seconds later, Gordon is heard firing his gun at the 50-year-old who dropped to the ground yelling.

He then shot Martin, 22, before escaping on foot. Police released the footage on Wednesday.

Captain Schulman was hit in the armpit and Martin was struck in his hand. Both were rushed to a local hospital.

Gordon was denied bail and faces two counts of felony intent to murder among other charges.

Schulman, a father-of-two, is currently in ICU with a punctured lung. Martin, who is an army vet and has spent less than one year on the force, was released from the hospital but will be required to undergo surgery to remove the bullet from his hand.

The two officers had pulled over Gordon on Monday at around 8 pm after recognizing that the vehicle he was driving was stolen.

After Gordon had opened fire, he fled and hid for several hours in the woods before he was apprehended.

The suspect is facing two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of felony intent to murder, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Bail has been denied.

Bruce Carlisle, the Lavonia Police Chief, rallied for an end to police shootings as he revealed details of the incident.

“Yesterday was a terrible day for law enforcement in the state of Georgia. Four officers were shot. This has to end. I don’t know what the answer is but it has to end somewhere,” Carlisle told Fox5 Atlanta in an interview.

The men are just two out of six police officers in Georgia who have been shot while on duty in recent weeks.

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