IRVINGTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A New Jersey police officer who was wounded during a deadly shootout in Irvington earlier this month has been released from the hospital.
Officer Brandon Geata was all smiles as he left University Hospital in Newark to a round of applause from fellow first responders.READ MORE: Glass Bottle Attack In Chelsea Station Just The Latest Incident As Subway Crime Increases
Geata was shot in the leg on Myrtle Avenue in Irvington back on Aug. 8.READ MORE: Racism Declared A Public Health Crisis In New York City
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Officers shot and killed the suspect in the ensuing gun battle.