‘You are literally shot’ — video of Fayetteville police officer goes viral – News – The Fayetteville Observer

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The clip of Officer Lynn Guthrie with a shooting victim was made by producers of the “Live PD: Women on Patrol” television series.

Fayetteville Police Officer Lynn Guthrie got some viral video attention over the weekend with a clip from the “Live PD” television show of her encounter with a gunshot victim last year.

The 4-minute video was posted Friday to Facebook on the “Live PD on A&E” Facebook page and by Monday afternoon it had been viewed more than 305,000 times.

The clip follows Guthrie as she is dispatched to Langdon Street near Murchison Road to investigate reports of a shooting. She finds a man in a blood-soaked shirt sitting in the driver seat of a car, and a gun next to him between the door and the seat.

“You are literally shot,” she tells the man as she urges him to get out of the car.

“That’s all right,” the man says. They parley a bit more and he says, “I’m not shot, I’m good.”

But he has been shot in his right side.

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A smashed door on the man’s car coupled with bullet holes in one or two other vehicles down the street suggest “maybe a couple people were getting into something and people ended up shot,” Guthrie says.

The video appears to be leftover footage from when “Live PD” producers worked with the Police Department for the “Live PD: Women on Patrol” show, said Sgt. Shawn Strepay, a Police Department spokesman. This is a spinoff of “Live PD.”

The video shows the man being treated by emergency medical workers. Strepay on Monday did not have further information about the case.

The “Live PD” show airs Friday and Saturday nights at 9 p.m. on the A&E network. Strepay said the show is a live broadcast with police officers doing their jobs, although on a 30-minute delay.

However, he said, the Fayetteville Police Department participation in the “ Women on Patrol” show was not live, but instead recorded further in advance, because the department did not feel that the 30-minute delay was sufficient to review the footage before broadcast.

Staff writer Paul Woolverton can be reached at pwoolverton@fayobserver.com or 910-486-3512.



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