STONY BROOK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Suffolk County police officer who was shot last week while chasing a suspect was released from Stony Brook University Hospital on Sunday.
Officer Mark Collins waved and gave a thumbs-up to a crowd of supporters as he was pushed in a wheelchair to a car, CBS2’s Steve Langford reported.
“He’s an extremely strong person and the recovery that he made not everyone could have,” said chief trauma surgeon Dr. James Vosswinkel.
Collins was shot in the neck and hip Wednesday after pulling over a car at Mercer Court off Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station.
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Sheldon Leftenant, 22, jumped out of the vehicle and ran as officers approached, police said. He then shot Collins when the officer pursued him, investigators said.
Collins, who is assigned to the gang unit…
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