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Cherry Hills Village officer shot by suspect to be released from hospital Thursday

Posted at 6:59 AM, Sep 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-13 09:04:48-04

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. — The officer who was shot by a suspect in Cherry Hills Village in August will be released from the hospital Thursday morning.

After spending several weeks in the hospital, the Cherry Hills Police Department said Ofc. Cory Sack is cleared to leave and return to his home. He will be released around 10:30 a.m.

“The Cherry Hills Village Police Department is grateful for the outstanding care that Officer Sack received from the entire medical staff at Swedish Medical Center,” the department said in a press release. “We also would like to acknowledge the support from our law enforcement partners as well as the community we serve.”

On Aug. 20, Sack responded to a report of a home invasion robbery on Sedgwick Drive around 10:50 p.m. When he entered the home, he encountered two suspects and a shootout began. Sack was shot once above the left knee and once in the right heel. He had to undergo several surgeries for his injuries.

Sack has been with the department for seven years.

A juvenile was arrested on Aug. 31 and police later identified him as 17-year-old Angelo Alston. Alston faces 32 adult charges, including attempted murder of a peace officer, kidnapping, robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.