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.

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.

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