Policeman Leaves Hospital After Surviving Fatal Shootout

By Brendon Fallon, Epoch Times

NEW YORK—On Wednesday, July 30, Detective Mario Muniz — wounded during a Manhattan shoot out on Monday, left Bellevue Hospital, accompanied by his family and NYPD patrol partner.

Muniz was hospitalized for two days after being shot in the chest and stomach in Greenwich Village, attempting to arrest suspect, Charles Richard Modzir, wanted on multiple counts of lewd acts. Modzir was killed in the confrontation.

Police Commissioner, William Bratton said Muniz’s protective vest may have saved his life.

Two U.S. marshals who accompanied Muniz were also injured during the attempted apprehension. Both were released from hospital on Tuesday.

Associated Press contributed to this article