Watch: Cop Shot in Back at Point-Blank, Finishes Handing out Ticket

Dashcam footage captured a South African police officer getting shot in the back at point-blank range and get right back to performing his job.

The video shows officer Nizaam Alexander conducting a routine traffic stop when he is approached from behind by a gunman.

The gun initially jammed, but the gunman was able to fire off a shot into the back of Alexander, hitting him in the back of his bullet-proof vest.

The officer returned fire at the retreating suspect and then radioed for help. Once the suspect escaped, Alexander returned to the traffic stop to finish giving the ticket.

Alexander was awarded for his “professionalism and dedication to duty” by the City of Cape Town’s traffic services.

(h/t CNN)

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