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NYPD Officer Wounded In Crown Heights Shooting Released From Hospital

An NYPD officer was shot in the leg Wednesday afternoon in a White Castle parking lot in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. (Credit: CBS 2)

An NYPD officer was shot in the leg Wednesday afternoon in a White Castle parking lot in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. (Credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD officer who was wounded in a shooting in Crown Heights on Wednesday has been released from Kings County Hospital.

As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, 26-year-old police officer James Li arrived home Friday with the use of crutches to help him walk.

Just two days ago he was shot in the legs when officials say he tried to bust a fare beater hopping on a city bus, Smith reported

The suspect, 28-year-old Brooklyn resident Rashun Robinson, has been charged with attempted murder, assault on a police officer, criminal use of a firearm, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.

Robinson was arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court Thursday night after being held at the 71st Police Precinct Thursday evening. He was ordered held without bail, and was set to return to court on Tuesday of next week.

Neighbor Norma, who lives just next door, said she was relieved to see Li back at home.

“I’m happy that he’s going to be OK. You know thank God he’s going to be OK. Cause he just joined the service” Norma told Smith.

Several bystanders, including two veteran EMTs, Khadija Hall and Shaun Alexander, rushed to help Li. They were off-duty in a car when they heard shots near the White Castle restaurant and saw Li down in the street.

On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio praised Hall and Alexander for their swift actions.

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