LAPD officer shot in Sylmar is released from hospital
A 22-year veteran Los Angeles police officer who was shot in the jaw and shoulder almost three weeks ago during a standoff in Sylmar was released from the hospital Saturday.
Officer Steven Jenkins, a canine handler, was struck twice with bullets fired by an armed man who had barricaded himself inside his home after police and a SWAT team responded to a domestic violence call. The man, 53-year-old Sergio Salazar, was later found dead in his home with a shotgun nearby.
Jenkins had been listed as critically ill and underwent several surgeries at Holy Cross Medical Center and USC University Hospital. His jaw remains wired shut.
Jenkins' wife is a Los Angeles Police Department sergeant and their son also is an officer.
-- Raja Abdulrahim