BOSTON (CBS) – The decorated Boston police officer who was shot in the face during a traffic stop has returned home.
The Boston Police Department announced on Saturday that Officer John Moynihan was released from the hospital. Moynihan’s condition is described as “serious but improving” after he was shot in the face at point blank range on March 27 in Roxbury.
“In the days after the shooting, John and his family have been strengthened, humbled and inspired by the outpouring of love and support they’ve received – not only from his closest friends and fellow officers – but also from concerned citizens and strangers from all over the country wishing him a full and speedy recovery,” Boston Police said. “Above all else, John would especially like to thank and acknowledge the officers on scene for the lightening quick reaction and response that he credits for saving his life.”
Moynihan’s road to recovery is described as “challenging,” and Boston Police said he will continue to rehabilitate his injuries.
On Friday Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley released video of the shooting.
The video appears to show suspect Angelo West get out of his car as officers approach without their guns drawn. He then is seen shooting Moynihan at close range and running before officers eventually shoot and kill him.
Conley’s office is continuing to investigate the shooting.
Moynihan is a decorated officer and former Army Ranger who was honored for his role in saving the life of Transit Officer Dic Donohue, who was injured during a shootout with Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.