By Kristen Johanson
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Folcroft police officer who was shot seven times on Friday was released from the hospital today.
— FolcroftPolice (@FolcroftPD) June 27, 2016
Officer Dorman was greeted by Delaware County DA Jack Whelan and dozens of police officers from across the Delaware Valley.
Delco DA Jack Whelan welcomes Officer Christopher Dorman home pic.twitter.com/R9ScQQTjcf
— Delco DA Jack Whelan (@DelcoDAoffice) June 27, 2016
Officer Christopher Dorman was responding to a call about drug activity Friday, when he was attacked.
Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan says the suspect, Dante Brooks Island, shot Dorman seven times.
“Four in the vest area, two were in his groin and leg, and of course the one in the face.”
Island is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offenses.
Whelan says they are continuing to investigate
“He was a convicted felon, not to possess and yet, he had a firearm. We are tracking down how he got the firearm.”
Country superstar Kenny Chesney called Dorman yesterday to wish him well and to apologize for mistakenly saying the officer had died at his concert on Saturday.
Chesney said he misspoke, Dorman said all is forgiven.