PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Tuesday was a milestone for a Philadelphia police officer who was shot while off-duty. Lieutenant Robert Friel was released from Jefferson Hospital in Center City.

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Friel was shot in the leg back on May 29, after having a scuffle with a man at the CVS on 10th and Reed Streets in South Philadelphia.

The 28-year veteran of the force thanked the medical staff at Jefferson and his fellow police officers for their support.