A police officer injured in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Brooklyn man during a scuffle with police officers has been discharged from the hospital.
Officer Andris Bisogno smiled and waved to police officers as he left Jamaica Hospital at about 4 p.m. Sunday, The Daily News reported.
The officer and his partner had encountered 21-year-old Erickson Brito Saturday afternoon in the Van Dyke Houses in Brownsville while responding to a report of a suspicious person.
When they asked for ID, a scuffle ensued, and police say the man grabbed one officer's metal baton and struck both in the head. They then fired.
Bisogno suffered a gash to his head. The second officer suffered contusions.
Brito's family has denounced the shooting, saying deadly force wasn't necessary.