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Video Shows New Mexico Police Lieutenant Shooting Undercover Officer During Botched Drug Bust

Published on Apr 04,2016
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Jarring videos showing the moments when an Albuquerque police officer was shot several times by his own lieutenant during an undercover operation were released Thursday, following the settlement of a lawsuit that awarded the wounded officer $6.5 million. "I didn't know it was you!" says Albuquerque Police Department Lt. Greg Brachle moments after putting at least eight bullets into APD Officer Jacob Grant in January 2015. Video from Brachle's lapel shows him running up to a vehicle that Grant was sitting in with suspects and yelling "gun," then promptly firing his weapon. "Oh s---, that was Jacob! F--- me!" Brachle is heard saying. "Are you OK?" Brachle asks Grant. "No," Grant answers. An officer is heard yelling "Jacob hang in there man!" after the accident. The lawsuit later filed by Grant said the officer lost 80 percent of the blood in his body.  Grant on Wednesday settled the lawsuit he filed against the city and Brachle for $6.5 million. The city will also cover Grant's medical expenses for the rest of his life and he will receive medical retirement, according to a statement sent to NBC News from City Attorney Jessica Hernandez. "This is an important part of ensuring that Jacob and his family are taken care of going forward," Hernandez said.