Weatherford Police Officer Chris Bumpas, who was shot by another Weatherford police officer during a Dec. 29 traffic stop, was released from the hospital on Tuesday and is expected to make a full recovery, according to the Weatherford Police Department.
“We are ecstatic that Officer Bumpas has been released from the hospital and allowed to go home to recover alongside his family," Weatherford Police Chief Mike Manning said in a press release.
"We have truly been blessed by the outpouring of community support for the officers involved in this incident and are extremely grateful for all of the prayers and well wishes we continue to receive."
The unidentified suspect who was shot during the Dec. 29 traffic stop is still recovering in the hospital, according to the Weatherford Police Department.
After he is released, the suspect will be transported to the Parker County Jail on the original warrant that led to the traffic stop, as well as an additional charge of aggravated assault of a police officer, according to police.
The Dec. 29 traffic stop that led to the shooting began when Bumpas conducted an investigation on a car parked in the lot of Tequila Bar and Grill on Tin Top Road around 9:15 p.m.
Bumpas called a back-up unit who quickly arrived at the scene, according to police.
Two white males and one white female were in the vehicle, and Bumpas discovered one of the male suspects had a warrant for his arrest.
As the officers attempted to arrest the suspect, the suspect "became combative" and struck Bumpas in the head with a metal flashlight, according to police.
After the back-up officer tried to subdue the suspect with a taser to no effect, he fired his weapon and hit the suspect.
One of the shots fired by the back-up officer also struck Bumpas in the abdomen, according to initial findings by WPD.
The officer who fired his weapon was placed on routine administrative leave per the department's policy, according to police.
The Texas Rangers will take the lead on the investigation, also being investigated by Weatherford police detectives, as is routine in officer-involved shootings.