BALTIMORE — The second task force officer shot last Wednesday in Northeast Baltimore was released from the hospital Tuesday.
Baltimore County Police Officer First Class Swinney was struck in the abdomen and leg, and had to undergo emergency surgery.
The 31-year veteran was likely saved by a tourniquet that was applied on scene by other officers, according to Chief Shock Trauma Physician, Thomas Scalea.
Flanked by officers and medical staff, Swinney was released around noon and given a motorcade ride home .
“There could be absolutely nothing better than what we saw happen today,” said Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt. “For our officer to have been shot in the line of duty last week and to be leaving Shock Trauma, again, thank your to Dr. Scalea and his entire team.”
The other officer, Rob Adams of the Baltimore Police Department was released from the hospital last week.
Both were shot in the 5900 block of Radecke Avenue outside the Garden Village Apartments, while trying to serve an attempted murder warrant out of Pennsylvania.
Congratulations Officer First Class Swinney on being discharged from the hospital. We at the Baltimore Police Department wish you a speedy recovery. pic.twitter.com/sImVfHLR6B
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) February 18, 2020
The suspect, Michael Marullo, a former Maryland Corrections officer was shot and killed at the scene.
At the time of the incident, both officers were assigned the U.S. Marshal's Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.
Police still haven't said exactly how the officers were shot.
Marullo allegedly pulled a .357 magnum when officers approached him. It was found to be fully loaded when it was recovered at the scene.