KC officer shot in the head in July called a 'miracle'
KANSAS CITY— A Kansas City, Missouri, police officer who was shot in the head two months ago is now back in Kansas City.
The Kansas City Star reports that police spokesman Jacob Becchina said Thursday that the officer had been receiving treatment at a rehabilitation facility out of state. He has returned to Kansas City to continue treatment at an outpatient facility.
The officer, whose name has not been released, was shot in early July while pursuing a suspect who was accused of waving a gun at a McDonald's. A second officer fired back at the suspect, 31-year-old Ky Jonson, killing him.
Seventy-seven days after the traumatic head injury, the officer is walking and talking.
"Our officer has showed us his amazing strength and determination by returning home with his family and loved ones near him," Becchina said in an email. "His recovery so far has truly been a miracle."