LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- An L.A. County Sheriff's deputy who was shot in the face during a fight with a gang member earlier this month was released from the hospital Saturday morning, according to a department captain.
Deputy Mohamed Ahmend is now home although he still must undergo extensive medical treatment after being shot in the face Jan. 11, said Capt. Henry Romero.
When the deputies approached him, a struggle ensued, sheriff's officials said, and Torres shot Ahmed in the face, prompting Ahmed's training deputy to return fire, killing Torres.
Ahmed was admitted to County-USC Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition. Doctors placed wiring in Ahmed's jaw, performed surgery on one eye and inserted a breathing tube into his windpipe.
Deputy Released from Hospital After Being Shot in the Face
Deputy Mohamed Ahmend must still undergo extensive medical treatment.
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