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Deputy Wounded By Colorado Parolee Out Of Hospital

By: AP
By: AP

A Texas sheriff's deputy who was shot by a man suspected in the slaying of Colorado's prisons chief, Tom Clements, is out of the hospital.

James Boyd was released Tuesday to be moved to a rehabilitation facility. He was shot March 21 after pulling over a Cadillac with Colorado plates in Montague County. Two bullets struck his bulletproof vest. One grazed his head.

Boyd told reporters Tuesday he remembers the suspect's gun shooting and seeing the cartridges fly out before blacking out. He didn't realize he was injured until he felt blood running down his forehead.

The Cadillac driver, Evan Ebel was later fatally wounded in a shootout with other officers. Ebel is suspected in the slayings of Clements and Denver pizza deliveryman Nathan Leon last week.


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