Boston police officer released from hospital after shooting

The man who shot them, 33-year-old Kirk Figueroa, was killed by police

Police search for a suspect after a police shooting in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Police say two officers were shot late Wednesday night. Their conditions were not immediately available. It's unclear what led to the shooting. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Police search for a suspect after a police shooting in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Police say two officers were shot late Wednesday night. Their conditions were not immediately available. It's unclear what led to the shooting. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston police officer shot while responding to a dispute between roommates has been released from the hospital.

Officer Matthew Morris left Massachusetts General Hospital on Saturday after spending more than a week recovering from his injuries in the firefight, the police department announced on Twitter. Morris has been transferred to a rehabilitation facility where he’ll continue his recovery.

Police Commissioner William B. Evans said in a tweet that it was “great to see Matt getting better” and thanked supporters for their prayers.

Morris and fellow officer Richard Cintolo were shot multiple times as they responded to a domestic disturbance in East Boston on Oct. 12. Both officers underwent several surgeries. Cintolo was discharged Wednesday. The man who shot them, 33-year-old Kirk Figueroa, was killed by police.

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