A Folcroft, PA, police officer has been released from a Philadelphia hospital just three days after being shot seven times, including once in the face.
Philadelphia’s 6ABC TV also reports Officer Christopher Dorman wwould receive a police and fire escort back to his Folcroft home. In addition to serving on the Folcroft Police Department, Dorman is a volunteer firefighter.
A recently released convict named Dante Brooks Island aka Abdul Wahi has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault and related offenses in the attack on Dorman and another officer.
Authorities say Dorman was dispatched to a Folcroft apartment complex around 10 a.m. Friday for a report of a man possibly dealing drugs.
Dorman arrived on the scene and confronted Island, police say. There was a struggle and Island allegedly drew his weapon and shot Dorman seven times.
Dorman was hit once in the face, four times in the chest, once in the groin and once in the leg.
A second officer arrived on the scene, and Island allegedly shot at that officer. That officer was not hit.
A third officer managed to get Dorman into his police vehicle and rush him to the hospital.
Dorman was wearing his body armor, which police say saved his life.
Residents of the apartment complex were evacuated as SWAT officers surrounded the building.
SWAT officers moved quickly, taking Island, who was hiding out in an apartment, and several women into custody. Police say a .40 caliber handgun, believed to be used in the ambush, was recovered.