NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer who was shot while confronting an armed man in the Bronx was released from a hospital Thursday, while a second officer wounded by the same gunman remained hospitalized, police said.
WABC-TV reported that police lined up outside a Bronx medical center to greet their wounded colleague as she headed home. Both officers are expected to recovery fully.
They are “doing well, relatively speaking," Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said Thursday on NBC's “Today” show.
The officers responded to report of a man with a gun on Beaumont Avenue Wednesday night and immediately faced gunfire, Shea said earlier.
One officer, the woman who was released Thursday, was shot twice and returned fire, hitting the gunman, Shea said.
The other officer struggled with the suspect over the weapon and was shot in the armpit, police said. He will likely spend a few days in the hospital, according to Shea.
The suspect underwent surgery and is also expected to recover, police said.
There was no immediate update on the condition of another injured officer, who was hit by a car in Brooklyn on Wednesday evening. He was taken to a hospital in stable condition with leg injuries.