NYPD officer wounded in blue-on-blue shooting returns home

Sgt. Matthew Gorman returned home after being wounded in a shooting that led to his fellow officer's death

Associated Press

NEW YORK — The police officer who was wounded in a shooting that led to the blue-on-blue death of a New York Police Department detective has returned to his Long Island home.

Sgt. Matthew Gorman emerged from a black van outside his home in Seaford Thursday afternoon. He used crutches and was accompanied by several unidentified people.

Gorman was struck in the leg as he and six other officers fired 42 shots at a robbery suspect brandishing a fake handgun at a cellphone store in Queens Tuesday night.

His partner, Det. Brian Simonsen, was shot in the chest and died.

The suspect, who was also wounded, has been charged with murder.

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