San Antonio officer wounded in shootout released from hospital

This undated photo provided by the San Antonio Police shows San Antonio Officer Julio Cavazos. Police say Cavazos continues his recovery following surgery after being shot in a gunbattle Thursday, June 29, 2017 with a suspect that claimed the life of his partner. Cavazos was hospitalized Saturday, July 1 in intensive care and faces a long recovery. Further details on his condition weren't released. (San Antonio Police via AP)
This undated photo provided by the San Antonio Police shows San Antonio Officer Julio Cavazos. Police say Cavazos continues his recovery following surgery after being shot in a gunbattle Thursday, June 29, 2017 with a suspect that claimed the life of his partner. Cavazos was hospitalized Saturday, July 1 in intensive care and faces a long recovery. Further details on his condition weren't released. (San Antonio Police via AP)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – San Antonio police say an officer involved in a shootout with a suspect that left his partner dead has been released from the hospital.

The San Antonio Express-News reports Officer Julio Cavazos was released Tuesday, five days after he was shot while investigating a reported vehicle break-in. His partner, Officer Miguel Moreno, was killed and the gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police spokesman Sgt. Jesse Salame says Cavazos and his family thank everyone for their “support during this difficult time.” Police officials previously said that Cavazos faces a long recovery.

Authorities also announced Tuesday that the funeral service for Officer Moreno will take place Friday at Community Bible Church in San Antonio. A private burial will follow.

Moreno was a 9-year veteran of the department.

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