Dashboard cameras from police cars captured a bullet smashing into one cruiser's windshield as officers confronted the man behind the August rampage at a Sikh temple outside Milwaukee.
The bullet went "right above the steering wheel and it went into the headrest," Oak Creek, Wisconsin, police officer Sam Lenda told reporters Monday.
Lenda was crouched behind the open driver's side door with a rifle at the time, shouting "Drop the gun!" He shot back, wounding temple gunman Michael Wade Page.
Page is blamed for killing six people at the Oak Creek temple and critically wounding the first officer to arrive at the scene, Lt. Brian Murphy. Investigators released video from the two officers' patrol cars Monday, including scenes of Murphy exchanging fire with Page as the officer is hit.
"The both fire at the same time, and the bullet hits him in the throat," Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards says. "So he's hit as he's diving behind cover when you see that."
Murphy ended up being shot nine times, but survived. Page was shot in the stomach, then turned his pistol on himself as officers closed in, investigators later determined.