Off-duty officer shot while resting in his car between shifts released from hospital

ByKatherine Lavacca via WABC logo
Sunday, January 2, 2022
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EAST HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- A police officer made a triumphant exit from the hospital-- one day after a bullet flew into his car, striking him in the head.

Police say the unidentified officer was off-duty and resting in between shifts at the 25th precinct yesterday when a bullet flew through his car window.

Colleagues cheered and clapped as the officer walked from the doors of New York-Presbyterian hospital Sunday afternoon.

The officer underwent surgery for a fractured skull and doctors removed bullet fragments from his head.

Mayor Eric Adams shook the officer's hand as he entered a transport leaving the hospital.