Okay, just watched Episode 1 of “The Walking Dead” again.
He was definetly shot in the upper shoulder in the car scene.
Other observations. His buddy brings him flowers, and they are dried out when he wakes up, so the badness had to take over in a short period of time. Say a week to ten days tops? So going back to their conversation in the patrol car before the shoot-out, his buddy was telling him a story aboug his girlfriend, and was then really intent on knowing how things were going with him.
Later, you see his buddy kiss his wife. So she was cheating on him with his buddy the whole time. At least that’s what I walked away with. Hope his buddy gets eaten really slowly.