Massachusetts State Police Trooper Injured in Shootout Released From Hospital

The Massachusetts State Police Special tactical operations trooper wounded in a shootout with alleged cop killer Jorge Zambrano on Sunday has been released from the hospital.

The trooper suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder when Zambrano opened fire on him and two other tactical operations team members inside the Oxford duplex where he was hiding. The two other troopers returned fire and killed Zambrano.

Zambrano was wanted for the fatal shooting of Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. early Sunday morning. Tarentino was laid to rest on Friday.

The injured trooper - whose name is not being released - was released from UMass Hospital-Lakeside on Thursday and continues to recuperate. He will eventually undergo a rehabilitation program.

The trooper is an 18-year veteran of the department and a former Navy SEAL.

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