Northern District Sergeant Billy Shiflett waves as gets into the passenger seat after being released from R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center today. Sgt. Shiflett who was wounded in a fatal shooting at a methadone clinic on Maryland Avenue a week ago.
Northern District Sergeant Billy Shiflett waves as gets into the passenger seat after being released from R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center today. Sgt. Shiflett who was wounded in a fatal shooting at a methadone clinic on Maryland Avenue a week ago. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore Police Sgt. Billy Shiflett, who was wounded in a fatal shooting at a methadone clinic last week, was released from the hospital Sunday afternoon, police said.

Hospital personnel lined up at an exit from the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center downtown to greet Shiflett as he was released.

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Shiflett was seated in the passenger’s seat of a car, and police officers leaned in to wish him well, as the car was escorted by police.

Shiflett’s shift was ending last Monday morning when police began receiving calls of an active shooter at a North Baltimore methadone clinic. Shiflett was among the officers who went inside the Man Alive clinic and were met with gunfire.

During an exchange of gunfire between police and suspect Ashanti Pinkney, Shiflett was hit in the abdomen, according to police. Officer Christopher Miller dragged Shiflett to safety, police said.

Pinkney, 49, was killed in the incident, as was David Caldwell, 52, a LabCorp employee working at the building.

A woman working at the clinic also was injured, and was released from the hospital.

Baltimore Sun photojournalist Amy Davis contributed to this report.

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