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Officer Shot In The Face During Sylmar Standoff Is Released From Hospital In Time For Easter

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LAPD K-9 Officer Steven Jenkins was released from the hospital in time to spend Easter with his family after being critically injured in a SWAT standoff at a home in Sylmar earlier this month, reports a department press release.

On April 4, 2011, around 3 a.m., Jenkins, a 21 year veteran with the police department was shot in the face and chest while searching for a domestic violence suspect. The officer was transported to a local hospital by LAFD on the scene treating the victim of the domestic violence call.

The barricaded suspect was later discovered dead from apparent gunshot wounds and two rifles were recovered from the scene. Jenkins has undergone a series of surgeries and continues to recover from his injuries.