Off-Duty NYPD Cop Released from Hospital After Being Shot

Office Ivan Marcano was released to cheers from thousands of officers in uniform; he has been promoted to detective

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    Officer Ivan Marcano, right, was promoted to detective by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, left. Mayor Bloomberg also visited the wounded officer.

    An off-duty New York City police officer who was shot in the chest as he broke up a robbery has been released from the hospital to cheers.

    Officer Ivan Marcano had one hand on his chest wound and the other on his gun when he fatally shot 18-year-old Prince James, of the Bronx, Wednesday evening. He was released on Friday, and thousands of officers in uniform cheered him from the street.

    VIDEO: Wounded Off-Duty Cop Takes Down Suspect

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    Police released surveillance video of off-duty Bronx police officer Ivan Marcano taking down a suspect while applying pressure to his own wound. (Published Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012)

    WATCH: Wounded Off-Duty Cop Takes Down Suspect

    Marcano was promoted to detective from his hospital bed by Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. He was expected to recover fully. The off-duty officer had identified himself while breaking up the robbery. The victim was pistol-whipped and had $80 stolen.

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    An off-duty NYPD officer chased after a trio of robbery suspects in the Bronx after he was shot in the chest by one of them, authorities say. The officer fatally shot one of the suspects. Brynn Gingras reports. (Published Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012)

    Two other suspects, a 17-year-old and a 20-year-old, were arrested Friday on charges of attempted murder and assault.

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