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Police Officer Shot 7 Times, Including In The Face, Survives And Is Released From Hospital 3 Days Later

June 29, 2016

The Folcroft, Pennsylvania police officer who was shot 7 times was released from the hospital 3 days after the shooting.


Rookie police officer, Christopher Dorman said he is “lucky” to be alive after he was allegedly shot by a drug suspect Friday morning.

Dorman was shot in the face, leg and groin, but was still able to walk from his wheelchair with a U.S. themed shirt and hat to an awaiting car Monday afternoon, just three days after the shooting. His bulletproof vest stopped four of the bullets.

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Dorman said he was “ready to get back to work” and thanked the crowd for their support.

Dorman was a volunteer firefighter before joining the police force more than a year ago. On his way home from the hospital, dozens of people cheered his arrival at the firehouse he used to volunteer at, Folcroft Fire Company No. 1.

According to police, people reported other smoking marijuana and dealing drugs in their apartment building. Dorman went to investigate the claim and was shot 7 times. A fellow officer rushed him to the hospital where he received at least two surgeries to survive.

According to District Attorney Whelan, the suspect, Donte Island, 33, had previously spent time in a federal penitentiary. Island is charged with aggravated assault and two counts of attempted murder.

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