St. Pete Police Officer injured in shooting has been released from the hospital

St. Pete Police Officer injured in shooting has been released from the hospital
Gun found in the car belonging to the suspect. (Source: WWSB)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WWSB) - The St. Petersburg Police Officer who was shot in Wednesday’s officer-involved shooting has been released from the hospital.

The department tweeted that he went home Thursday evening and is expected to make a full recovery.

The shooting occurred Wednesday outside of a convenience stores. Officers confronted 20-year-old Dominque Harris. Harris was wanted on felony Child Abuse charges stemming from an incident in late October 2020. Police say he had assaulted a 15-year-old male child during an altercation at an area basketball court.

Investigators say Harris attempted to escape by ramming two law enforcement vehicles, a cement barrier belonging to the convenience store, and a citizen’s vehicle. Having been blocked from escaping, Harris pointed a firearm out of the driver’s side window and began firing at detectives. Harris was hit and pronounced dead at a hospital later in the evening.

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