Fremont Officer Shot During Arrest Attempt Out Of Hospital

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Fremont Police Officer Todd Young. (Fremont Police Department)

Fremont Police Officer Todd Young. (Fremont Police Department)

FREMONT (AP) — A Fremont police officer who was shot while trying to arrest a suspected gang member is back home after spending seven weeks in a hospital.

A police spokesman told the San Francisco Chronicle that Todd Young was released from the hospital Monday after undergoing eight operations. Police say the 39-year-old Young was shot twice in the pelvis while trying to arrest Andrew Barrientos on Aug. 27 in East Oakland.

The 20-year-old Barrientos is being held without bail after being charged with attempted murder.

Barrientos has told investigators that he didn’t know Young, who in plainclothes when he was shot, was a police officer.

But authorities say Young identified himself before he was shot.

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