Atlantic City officer shot in head returns home from rehab

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) " A police officer who was shot in the head responding to a robbery at an Atlantic City casino garage is home.

Doctors, nurses and fellow officers cheered Tuesday as Officer Josh Vadell was discharged from the brain injury unit at MossRehab in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.

Vadell and his family thanked everyone for their support.

Authorities say the nine-year veteran of the police force and another officer saw three men trying to rob three others near a parking garage at Caesars casino on Sept. 3. Vadell was shot in the right side of his brain as he exited his vehicle.

The second officer returned fire and killed 25-year-old robbery suspect Jerome Damon of Camden.

The other suspects are charged with attempted murder and robbery.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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