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Willimantic officer shot by suspect released from hospital

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Officer Kevin Winkler was released from Windham Memorial Hospital. Officer Kevin Winkler was released from Windham Memorial Hospital.
WILLIMANTIC, CT (WFSB) -

The Willimantic police officer shot in the arm while performing a well-being check earlier this week was released from a local hospital late Friday morning.

Officer Kevin Winkler was released from Windham Memorial Hospital after being admitted when police said 34-year-old Andrew Samoulis opened fire and took off.

He was caught hours later.

Samoulis is in jail and now faces a slew of charges including assaulting a police officer.

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