HPD officer shot by burglary suspect released from hospital

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Officer Ronny Cortez left TIRR Memorial Hermann Monday morning. (KTRK)

A Houston police officer shot in the line of duty is finally home after seven months of rehabilitation.

Officer Ronny Cortez left TIRR Memorial Hermann Monday morning.
RELATED: Everything we know about Officer Ronny Cortez

Cortez and another officer were shot by a burglary suspect in southwest Houston in February.

A bullet pierced Cortez's spine and paralyzed him from the waist down.

In April Cortez told us he would walk again, and just last week he took his first steps.

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