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Police Officer Accidentally Shot By Partner Out Of Hospital

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — A police officer hit by gunfire in north Philadelphia during a confrontation in which a suspect was critically injured is out of the hospital.

Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan told reporters Wednesday that SWAT officer Jose Roman was “a little sore” but feeling good — and relieved to have been wearing a bulletproof vest.

Police said he and his partner confronted three men in the Fairmount section of the city just before 10 p.m. Tuesday after a woman said someone pointed a gun at her. Officials said one man pointed a gun at them and the other officer fired, but Roman was hit by a ricochet. He spent the night in Hahnemann University Hospital.

The 21-year-old suspect was taken to Temple University Hospital. Another man was arrested. Two weapons were recovered.

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