In a new video , a good Samaritan is shown being in the wrong place at a bad time and saving the life of an officer.
John Lally caught himself on camera performing heroic acts after he was caught up in a shootout between police and a motorist on Highway 59 near Houston, Texas, over the weekend.
Lally said to Fox 26 Houston he was driving on Highway 59 when he saw a police pursuit turn into a crash.
The police said that Officer J. Gibson tried to pull over a suspect driving a stolen car, but a chase started when the driver refused to stop.
The authorities said that the suspect didn’t listen to the officer when he approached his vehicle and began shooting. He hit Gibson in the leg.
Lally said that when he pulled over to assist any injured drivers, it was more than he expected.
Lally said to Fox 26: “I grabbed the cop by his vest, and dragged it all the way back into my truck.”
Lally then sat down with Gibson and held his hand, while other officers put a tourniquet on Gibson’s leg.
As Lally sat next to the injured officer, the chase resumed.
Authorities claim that the suspect entered another vehicle, got out and tried to enter a second one.
The police said that five officers fired at the suspect, who was hit several times. According to police, the 19-year old died of his injuries in hospital.
The police are still investigating and will release body camera footage in 30 days.
Abigail Dye, a Fox 26 Houston reporter, contributed to the story.