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SRO critically wounded in Texas school shooting discharged from hospital

Posted on June 7, 2018 @ 12:13 by in POLICE, Uncategorized

By John D. Harden Houston Chronicle

GALVESTON, Texas — The Santa Fe High School officer injured during a shooting at the school was discharged from the hospital Wednesday night, according to the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston

Officer John Barnes, who had been in intensive care since the shooting last month, was admitted to the hospital after confronting 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the student accused of shooting and killing 10 students and two teachers.

According to authorities, Pagourtzis fired his Remington shotgun at Barnes.

The blast hit his right elbow, shredding veins and bone and sending blood spraying out onto the ground, according to reports.

A fellow officer pulled him out of harm's way and applied a tourniquet to try to stanch the bleeding.

Paramedics arrived soon after and rushed Barnes to UTMB. He flatlined on the way to the hospital, and again in surgery, where doctors rushed to restart his heart, stop the bleeding and reconnect blood vessels.

©2018 the Houston Chronicle

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