Injured detective in Village shootout leaves hospital - New York News

Injured detective in Village shootout leaves hospital

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The third law enforcement officer injured in a Manhattan shootout is out of the hospital.

The NYPD says Detective Mario Muniz was left Bellevue Hospital shortly after noon on Wednesday.

Hundreds of his fellow police officers cheered as Muniz left the hospital in a wheelchair pushed by his NYPD patrol partner, Joseph Trovato.

Police Commissioner William Bratton has said the detective's protective vest may have saved his life.

Two wounded U.S. marshals have already gone home from the hospital.

The suspect was killed during Monday's shootout in bustling Greenwich Village. Authorities say the California man had skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy.

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