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.