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.

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Geata was shot in the leg on Myrtle Avenue in Irvington back on Aug. 8.

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Irvington, N.J. police officer Brandon Geata was shot on Aug. 8, 2019. (credit: CBS2)

Police say the gunman shot and killed another man he had gotten into an argument with.

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Officers shot and killed the suspect in the ensuing gun battle.