The Boston Police officer who was shot in the face at point blank range last month has returned home from the hospital.
Police say Officer John Moynihan was shot by Angelo West during a traffic stop in Roxbury on March 27. Police are now describing this officer’s condition as serious but improving. Following the shooting, Moynihan,a decorated policeman and veteran of the Iraq War, underwent several hours of surgery. The doctors removed a bullet from his neck.
In a blog post, Boston Police said “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.”
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Moynihan thanked the medical teams at Boston Medical Center and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, through the blog. He also thanked the officers on the scene of the shooting for their “lightning quick reaction and response that he credits for saving his life.”
West, the alleged shooter, was shot dead in the shootout with police that ensued after he shot Moynihan.
On Friday, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley released surveillance video of the shooting: