Fla. officer shot during traffic stop


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.

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