ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — The staff at Atlanticare Regional Medican Center gave wounded Atlantic City Police Officer Josh Vadell a round of applause Wednesday afternoon.

Video from the Press of Atlantic City shows Vadell returning to the hospital to thank everyone for saving his life.

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Police responded to a robbery call Sept. 3 when a gunman shot Vadell in the head.

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Vadell’s partner returned fire, shooting and killing one of the suspects, identified as 25-year-old Jerome Damon of Camden.

Two other suspects were arrested and charged in connection with the attempted robbery and shooting. Police have identified them as 19-year-old Martell Chisholm of Millville and 28-year-old Demetrius Cross of Bridgeton.

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Vadell continues to recover and is improving.