CHCIAGO (CBS)– Officer Carlos Yanez Jr. was released from a rehab facility in Streeterville more than two months after being shot in the line of duty.
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A large crowd gathered outside of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Thursday. Hospital staff, police, family, friends and supporters cheered during the officer’s emotional release.
Yanez Jr. smiled as he was embraced by loved ones.
Yanez is partially paralyzed and lost an eye. He was shot three times on Aug. 7 during a traffic stop at 63rd Street and Bell Avenue in West Englewood – an incident during which Officer Ella French, one of his two partners, was killed.
Two brothers, Emonte and Eric Morgan, have been charged in the shooting that killed French and wounded Yanez Jr., and are being held without bail.