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Officer Shot in Fremont 2 Weeks Ago Leaves Hospital

(AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area police officer who was shot during a traffic stop earlier this month has been released from the hospital.

KCBS reports  Friday that the unnamed office has been in stable condition after the shooting that started with a traffic stop at on the afternoon of June 1 in Fremont, which is about 40 miles southeast of San Francisco.

Another officer, who was also shot, suffered more serious wounds. He remains hospitalized but his condition is improving, the station reports.

A 44-year-old San Jose man, Gerald Villabrille Jr., was driving a stolen truck when police stopped him. He then backed into a patrol car and opened fire on one officer, critically wounding him.

During the ensuing pursuit Villabrille shot the other officer and then ran away. He was later found dead in a home with a self-inflicted gunshot.

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