Shot cop leaves hospital

Last updated 07:42 26/08/2014
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AT THE SCENE: Police officers in the carpark of Hamilton's Pak 'n Save.

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The police officer shot while wrestling an armed man to the ground yesterday has been released from hospital.

A police spokesman confirmed he had been discharged and would be fully supported by police throughout his recovery.

The other man wounded in the Hamilton shooting, Zeb Lee Sonny McCallion of Rangiriri, 25, remained in Waikato Hospital and was yet to be charged. That was likely to happen this morning, the spokesman said.

The drama unfolded when McCallion allegedly tried to drag a woman out of her car in the car park of the Pak 'n Save supermarket in Mill St.

The policeman tackled him to the ground before he, along with the suspect, was injured by a sawnoff shotgun, which discharged as they wrestled on the ground.

The actions of the officer have been described as "courage of the highest calibre" by Police Commissioner Mike Bush.

Police allege McCallion, who was seriously injured, was the gunman who burst into a Kihikihi home, threatened a family and stole a car on Sunday.

Earlier, he allegedly pointed a gun at a police officer responding to a burglary at another address.

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