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Roseville, MN (KROC AM News) - A Minnesota police officer who was shot in the face last week is now recovering at home.

Roseville officer Ryan Duxbury was shot Tuesday night after responding to calls about a man who was firing a gun in a residential neighborhood.

He underwent surgery Friday to remove the bullet, which was lodged in his neck.

The Roseville Police Dept. announced Saturday “Our hero is home.”

A great end to what has undoubtedly been a difficult weekend for our department and community. Thank you to Regions hospital for your phenomenal service. Throughout this process, Ryan has shown a tremendous amount of grit, strength, and perseverance in the face of adversity.
Ryan exemplifies everything we as a department aspire to be. Without question, he is a hero in all our eyes.
Welcome home, Ryan.

 

 

Roseville Police Chief Erika Scheider said “Although Ryan continues to improve each day, he has a long road to a full recovery.” Duxbury has been with the Roseville PD for three years.

The man who shot Duxbury continued firing until he was hit by another officer’s bullet and suffered a fatal stomach wound.

A GoFundMe site has been set up to benefit the officer. At last report, donations were approaching $90,000.

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