PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia police officer is out of the hospital more than a month after he was shot and critically injured while struggling with a suspect in a corner store.
WCAU-TV (http://bit.ly/18bHLKn) said Officer Edward Davies smiled and waved as he left Temple University Hospital along with his wife and several other police officers on Wednesday afternoon.
The 41-year-old was shot in the stomach, below his bulletproof vest, as he reportedly struggled with 31-year-old Eric Torres on Aug. 13.
Davies underwent five surgeries to repair a damaged kidney and a severed artery.
Investigators said police were chasing Torres after he fled from another officer during a traffic stop, crashed his car and ran into the corner store.
Torres is behind bars on charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault.
Information from: WCAU-TV, http://www.nbc10.com