Officer shot at station released from hospital

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Los Angeles police officers stand outside the West Traffic Division station Tuesday, April 8, 2014, after an officer was shot and wounded inside the station Monday evening. A gunman who opened fire inside the police station, hitting one officer several times, was hospitalized early Tuesday in critical condition after he was wounded in the ensuing gunbattle, authorities said. (AP Photo/Nick Ut )

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The officer shot several times by a gunman who opened fire inside a Los Angeles police station has been released from a hospital.

Officer Rosario Herrera says the 7-year veteran went home Tuesday night after recovering from multiple bullet wounds. His name has not been released.

Despite being wounded the officer managed to return fire, striking the suspect several times.

Daniel C. Yealu was hospitalized in critical condition. He was booked for investigation of attempted murder of a police officer. Bail was set at $2 million.

Yealu, who was licensed to work as a security guard and to carry a firearm, had applied to become an LA police officer but was rejected. Investigators couldn't immediately say if that played any role in the shootout.