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Texas teen shot by cop in McDonald’s lot leaves hospital

The Texas teenager shot by a since-fired police officer in a McDonald’s car parking zone final month has been launched from the hospital, his household introduced Wednesday.

Erik Cantu, 17, was shot in San Antonio on Oct. 2 by ex-officer James Brennand, who’s charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

“Our household’s prayers have been answered, and we’re extremely grateful that our son Erik is residence with us,” his mother and father stated in an announcement shared by lawyer Ben Crump.

“Erik nonetheless has an extended street to restoration forward of him however we’re overjoyed at his progress prior to now two weeks,” the mother and father stated. “It means the world to us that we will spend Thanksgiving as a household exterior of the hospital partitions, the place now we have lived since Erik was horribly injured.”

The capturing occurred whereas Brennand was within the space for an unrelated disturbance and noticed a automobile he thought tried to flee an tried cease an evening earlier, in response to the San Antonio Police Division.

“The Officer abruptly opened the driving force’s door and ordered the driving force out of the automobile,” police stated final month.

“The officer reported that he was hit by the open door as the driving force began to reverse the car. The officer then stepped again and opened hearth on the car as the driving force continued to reverse away from him.”

Erik suffered “a number of gunshot wounds,” police stated, whereas a passenger was unhurt. The teenager’s household has called for Brennand to be charged with tried homicide.

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