Wounded police officer returns home after months of rehab

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — A police officer in Georgia who was shot in the head has returned home after months of physical rehabilitation.

News outlets report Covington police Officer Matt Cooper finished his inpatient brain injury rehab program Wednesday and got to go home.

Police say officers responded to a report of shoplifting at an area Walmart in September and three suspects fled, shooting at officers.

Authorities say Cooper was shot in the head by 21-year-old suspect Aaron Demonta Fleming, who was shot and killed at the scene. Authorities have said Fleming’s gunshot wound was likely self-inflicted. The other suspects were taken into custody.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said then that Cooper was hospitalized in serious condition. He underwent several surgeries and was later transferred to the rehabilitation center.

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