By Timothy Gibbons
The Florida Times-Union
PALATKA, Fla. — A Palatka police officer shot during a traffic stop Saturday night was released from the hospital Sunday while the driver remains in the Putnam County Jail on a bevy of charges related to the incident.
Palatka Police Cpl. Pete Ruiz stopped Paul Savage around 8 p.m. Saturday because the man was driving recklessly on U.S. 17, police said. When Ruiz approached the driver's door, Savage, 39, shot him in the left shoulder.
Fla. officer shot during traffic stop