NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Two NYPD officers who were shot and wounded Tuesday while responding to a domestic violence call in Queens were released from a hospital on Thanksgiving.
Video shows officer Christopher Wells, 36, and officer Joseph Murphy, 33, in wheelchairs as they left Jamaica Hospital to bagpipes and cheers from NYPD members on Thursday.
"Wishing them a speedy recovery & a Happy Thanksgiving," the NYPD tweeted along with video of them being wheeled out of the hospital.
Wells was shot in the leg and needed surgery to repair a fractured femur, while Murphy was wounded in the hand and also required surgery.
“I’m excited to go home,” Wells told the New York Post. “So happy.”
“I’m looking forward to going home and spending time with my family, sit down with the people I love and enjoy a meal,” Murphy said. “I’m extra thankful.”
Both men were accompanied by their wives. Wells’ wife was carrying the couple’s 2-week-old infant.
Both officers were shot by Rondell Goppy, 41, when he opened fire at his Queens home minutes after the two officers arrived there with a woman who had gone to the 105th Precinct station house to report an assault, according to the NYPD.
Goppy, a peace officer at the City College of New York in Harlem who was licensed to carry firearms, was shot and killed by police.
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