Cellphone footage captured good Samaritans coming to the aid of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was shot in the leg at a mini-mart Friday.
The shooting happened shortly after midnight as troopers responded to a report of a man brandishing a handgun outside a store in Aliquippa, KDKA-TV reports. Police tried to subdue the man, but he fought back, shooting and wounding Trooper Jonnie Schooley.
Troopers disarmed the suspect, but he then tried to take a trooper's Taser. Police finally restrained the man with the help of civilians.
After Schooley was wounded in the struggle, bystanders at the scene rushed to help the trooper. Shirts were ripped apart to make tourniquets, which were wrapped around his leg.
Schooley was taken to the hospital and underwent at least one surgery. He is expected to recover.
"I want to thank the citizens, several who came to the aid of our troopers," said Maj. Jeremy Richard, the state police's deputy commissioner for operations. "The sense of community and support of our police departments must overcome the sense of fear that the gun violence produces."
The suspect, who had been released from prison last year, faces over a dozen charges, including criminal attempted homicide, assault of a law enforcement officer and five counts of recklessly endangering another person.