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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.

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    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.

    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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