After undergoing a five-hour surgery, a 29-year-old Houston police officer shot three times by a robbery suspect Thursday is already up and walking, according to Houston Police Officers’ Union President Joe Gamaldi.
Gamaldi posted the good news on Twitter Saturday morning and called the 29-year-old officer a walking miracle.
“Our officer’s resilience/strength is absolutely incredible,” said Gamaldi.
Our officers resilience/strength is absolutely incredible. After being shot multiple times, going through a 5hr surgery less than 48 hrs ago, he’s already up and walking. He is a testament to the strength of our officers and our City. As his father put it,he is a Walking Miracle.
— Joe Gamaldi (@JoeGamaldi) September 14, 2019
Gunshots rang out at Tristan and Scott Street around 10:26 p.m. Thursday in southeast Houston after a violent crime spree involving four suspects.
The 25-year-old officer, a five-year veteran of the department, was rushed to the hospital to undergo surgery.
The officer is recovering from three gunshot wounds to the chest.
The officer’s partner confronted the suspect and shot and killed him.
As of Friday morning, two out of the three remaining suspects are in custody. The third is still on the run.
JUST IN: A CHAOTIC & SCARY night for @houstonpolice after an officer was shot 3x in the chest during a violent crime spree in SE #Houston.
This is surveillance video showing moments leading up to that shootout!
The 29 y/o officer is out of surgery, in ICU. #khou11 #htownrush pic.twitter.com/iESOEdIxLc
— Michelle Choi (@MichelleKHOU) September 13, 2019