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Man Shoots Police Officer Seven Times, Cop Survives (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Police in Alpharetta, Ga., have released a dramatic video that shows a man shooting a cop seven times with a handgun.

The shooting happened on April 12, 2013, but the video (below) from a dashboard camera mounted in Officer David Freeman's patrol car was just released on Thursday.

According to 11 Alive, Officer Freeman pulled over Curtis Hicks for expired tag. Hicks cooperated at first, but after Officer Freeman told Hicks to remain in his truck, Hicks allegedly jumped out and fired more than a dozen shots at Officer Freeman.

Officer Freeman was severely wounded, but was able to call for reinforcements who pursued Hicks on a wild chase that ended when Hicks crashed his truck.

Hicks reportedly got out of his truck and starting shooting at those police officers who returned fire and killed him.

The North Point Community Church produced a video about Officer Freeman and his wife, who recalled, “He said, ‘Hey beautiful. I just need you to know I’ve been shot. I think I’m okay. I need you to get my parents over to the house and get to the hospital as soon as you can.’”

Alpharetta Police Department spokesman George Gordon told WSB-TV that more ammo and guns were found at Hicks' apartment.

“We don’t know if he was bent on more carnage in the future," stated Gordon. “He obviously had practiced his handgun skills.”

After two surgeries and a year of rehabilitation, Officer Freeman has made a full recovery and is back on the job.

Sources: 11 Alive, WSB-TV