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Wounded Tucson policeman is released from hospital

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Tucson police officer has been released from the hospital four weeks after being shot in the head while responding to a burglary call.

Tucson police say Sgt. Robert Carpenter was discharged from the hospital Wednesday.

They say the 12-year veteran will continue outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation with the goal of returning to work within six months.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that police officials say the bullet remains lodged in Carpenter's brain.

The 46-year-old Carpenter and other officers were responding to a midtown burglary call on Nov. 18 when he was struck in the head by a bullet.

A suspect was arrested in connection with the break-in, but hasn't been charged in the shooting.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com

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