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Boston Police Officer Discharged From MGH, Heading to Spaulding for More Treatment



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    A Boston police officer who had been critically injured in a shootout with a suspect earlier this month has been discharged from the hospital, according to authorities.

    Officer Matt Morris was discharged from Massachusetts General Hospital and admitted to Spaulding Rehabilitation for continued treatment and care, the department announced Saturday afternoon.

    His condition was described as "extremely critical" after being shot on Oct. 12 by suspect Kirk Figueroa after he and other officers responding to a domestic incident at an apartment in East Boston.

    Boston Police Officer Richard Cintolo, who had also been shot and was listed in critical condition at one point, was released from the hospital on Wednesday.

    Figueroa was killed by police in the shooting.

    In the days after the shooting, Boston police officials commended the work of Cintolo and Morris' fellow officers.

    Authorities say that after Figueroa opened fire with a shotgun, hitting both Cintolo and Morris, their fellow officers put themselves in harms way, tending to their wounds while still under fire. One SWAT officer was able to put himself between Figueroa and the wounded officers, shielding them and eventually shooting the suspect.

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