Deputy Alden Clopton released from hospital after shooting in April

Precinct 7 Deputy Alden Clopton, who was shot multiple times during a traffic stop in April, was released from the hospital Thursday.

"He still has a long way to go but he's glad to come home and recover with the girls," his wife told abc13.

Authorities said Clopton was wearing a protective vest when he was shot on April 13 several times from behind as the assailant stood on the other side of a four-lane road in a neighborhood just northeast of Texas Southern University.

A person of interest was taken into custody in the case, but police determined that person was not a suspect.
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Deputy Constable Aldon Clopton was in surgery for much of Thursday after being shot multiple times.

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Last month, Constable May Walker urged anyone with information to come forward.

Clopton is an 11-year veteran of the force who is married and has five children.
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