Officer Joseph Acquino (Photo: Buffalo PD)

Officer Joseph Acquino (Photo: Buffalo PD)

Doctors were able to reattach Officer Joseph Acquino's ear and were hoping that it would "take," an official with the Buffalo Police Benevolence Association told the Buffalo News on Monday, a day after Acquino was shot in an encounter in Black Rock, NY.

The suspected shooter was Jose Hernandez-Rossy, 26. He died when a second police officer shot him.

The gun used to shoot Acquino has not yet been recovered, police sources said, noting that the chase covered an eight-block area and that the search for the weapon continues.

Acquino was recovering in fair, stable condition at Erie County Medical Center Monday morning.