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Philly cop shot during struggle is out of hospital

September 18, 2013
Associated Press

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 ( 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,



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