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Officer shot at Bronx car dealership out of hospital

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The hero police officer who was shot while catching a robbery suspect is home after he was released from the hospital Saturday. 

Officer Juan Pichardo was released from Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx around noon. 

Pichardo was shot in the leg Thursday night when a man robbed his family's car dealership. After the gunman ransacked the dealership's office, Pichardo grabbed the suspect and was shot in the thigh during the struggle. 

Officer Pichardo and another employee managed to wrestle the suspect to the ground.

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