- Associated Press - Thursday, February 12, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A Springfield police officer who was shot in the head last month is out of intensive care and walking with the help of a walker.

Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams said Wednesday officer Aaron Pearson has made “amazing” progress since he was shot Jan. 26 while investigating suspicious activity.

Williams told The Springfield News-Leader (https://bit.ly/1zZsH1K ) Pearson also is now able to recognize family members. He has a wife and two children.

The city of Springfield is paying Pearson’s salary and medical bills but the community has also raised money through donations and fundraisers.

Thirty-two-year-old Joshua Hagood is charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a weapon in Pearson’s shooting. He has pleaded not guilty and is being held in jail without bond.


Information from: Springfield News-Leader, https://www.news-leader.com

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