A police officer critically injured in a gunfight with an armed suspect in East Boston last month has been released from a rehabilitation hospital.
Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans announced that Officer Matt Morris was released from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is returning home just in time for Thanksgiving.
"I'm lucky to be here and there are a lot of people to thank for keeping me here. To everybody - I say thank you," Morris said in a statement on Monday.
Evans said Morris' release from Spaulding was just an "extra reason to be thankful" this holiday season.
Morris was shot by suspect Kirk Figueroa on Oct. 12 after he and other officers responded to a domestic incident inside an apartment. Figueroa was killed by police in the shooting.
Another Boston police officer, Officer Richard Cintolo, was also shot and listed in critical condition at one point. He has since been released from the hospital.