ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Jeremy Nash, the Rochester Police Department officer who was shot on Saturday night, walked out of the hospital Monday afternoon, flanked by fellow officers saluting.
Nash, 36, is an 11-year veteran of the department, which stated that he has returned home to his family, which includes his infant daughter.
Nash was hit by several pellets in the face, according to the Locust Club, which stated his injuries were consistent with a blast from a shotgun.
Nash was responding to an unrelated 911 call when he was shot around 10:45 p.m. Saturday on North Street, near Clifford Avenue on Rochester's northeast side.
All weekend, police officers were joined by troopers and other law enforcement agencies, searching the city for a suspect or suspects. Police have not released any official description or any other details about what happened in that area leading up to and during the incident.
Locust Club President Mike Mazzeo says doctors think Nash will make a full recovery, and may not even require any surgery.
A statement from Police Chief Michael Ciminelli said the entire department was very grateful, and goes on to read:
“On behalf of the entire Rochester Police Department, I would like to thank everyone for all of their support, prayers, and kind words during this difficult time. We are also very grateful to the medical staff at Rochester General Hospital for the medical care and support they provided.”