One of the two officers who was shot at a Bronx housing project last week is still recovering at the hospital, according to a published report.
Police Officer Diara Cruz told the New York Post on Sunday that she felt okay as she laid in bed at Lincoln Hospital.
The 24-year-old and her partner, Police Officer Patrick Espeut, were shot while they patrolled the Melrose Houses on Feb. 4 at about 8 p.m., according to authorities.
Espeut, 29, was shot in the cheek and after being taken to the hospital was released on Friday. Cruz was shot twice in the torso and is reportedly expected to spend some time in the hospital so her injuries can be fully treated.
The two officers reportedly encountered two men in a sixth-floor stairwell and one of the men pulled out a gun and shot at them, according to Reuters.
The suspect — later identified as 23-year-old Malik Chavis — fled into a seventh floor apartment where he shot himself in the head, Reuters reported. A semiautomatic weapon and shotgun were found in the apartment with Chavis.
Police arrested the second man who was in the stairwell along with Chavis during the shooting.
Our NYPD hero, Officer Espeut on his way home to continue recovering after being shot last night in the Bronx. pic.twitter.com/wkHt2EpHlp— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) February 5, 2016