Decorated Boston Police Officer Released From Hospital After Being Shot

Officer John Moynihan was shot after he and five officers pulled over a driver.

ByABC News
April 11, 2015, 12:59 PM

— -- A police officer who was honored for his role during the Boston Marathon bombings was released from the hospital, the city's police department said today, a day after they released video of him being shot.

The Boston Police Department described officer John Moynihan's condition as "serious but improving." He has been hospitalized since March 27 when he was shot just below his eye during a traffic stop.

The shooting suspect, Angelo West, was killed during an ensuing shootout with police.

Surveillance video shows officers approaching West's car after he was pulled over. As Moynihan, 34, approaches the driver's side, the video shows a flash and he falls to the ground. West, 41, then runs off while continuing to shoot at the other officers.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans has described the shooting as "unprovoked" and said West had a violent criminal past.

Moynihan was one of seven officers who came to the aid of MBTA Officer Richard "Dic" Donohue during the Watertown, Massachusetts, shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers in 2013 shortly after the Boston Marathon bombing. He was honored at the "Top Cops" ceremony at the White House in 2014.

ABC News' Corinne Cathcart and Emily Shapiro contributed to this story.