Prognosis 'good' for Dallas SWAT officer shot during raid
By Tanya Eiserer
DALLAS - A Dallas SWAT team leader who was shot during an early-morning raid Wednesday continues to recover at a Dallas hospital, authorities said Friday.
But Lt. Marshall is awake and able to write, he said.
"The prognosis is very good," Chief Kunkle said. "We're hoping for a complete recovery. He is still very, very, very seriously injured."
At a news conference Friday afternoon, flanked by Lt. Marshall's wife, father and other family members, Chief Kunkle read a statement on behalf of the family that thanked tactical-team doctors for saving Lt. Marshall's life, as well as doctors at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.
"We have a long way to go, so please keep us in your prayers," the statement said.
Lt. Marshall's wife, Susan, is an Irving police officer, and his father, Don, is a former Dallas officer.
Authorities have said they were investigating a multimillion-dollar methamphetamine and cocaine distribution ring when Lt. Marshall was shot by a woman as he attempted to burst through a bedroom window.
"He leads and inspires the officers who work for him," Chief Kunkle said. "He is a very respected member of the department."
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