Captain Anthony Duff of New Haven police released from hospital following recovery

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven Police Captain Anthony Duff was released from the hospital on Thursday morning.

Captain Duff was released from Yale New Haven Hospital with his wife by his side at around 11:30 a.m., after being shot a week ago.

New Haven Mayor Toni Harp said, “It was so moving to be here and see him walk out of the hospital. He is a hero. We are so proud of him. And we are just grateful he is going to be well.”

Sgt. Shayna Kendall with the New Haven police department said, “Our department is behind him, supporting him and rallying for him along with all the departments that showed up today.”

Sgt. Kendall added, “We had the State Police, we had the Hamden police, the West Haven police, Milford police, Orange PD and the list goes on. We had people who came even on their off time just to show support for Captain Duff.

Captain Duff’s courageous battle to survive started here last week on Dixwell Avenue and Henry Street. Duff, shot multiple times, as he attempted to stop what turned out to be a deadly shooting.

Police are still searching for the gunman from that shooting who officers say killed 46-year-old Troy Clark, of West Haven, and injured Captain Duff.

Sgt. Kendall said, “It was very tough to see where he was that dreadful night but to see where he is now and where he is going forward to is just amazing. It’s such an accomplishment, it is a blessing.”

RELATED: Police identify man killed in New Haven shooting, manhunt for suspect continues as Captain Duff recovers

“We cannot tolerate gun violence. We cannot tolerate murder in our streets. We cannot tolerate anyone that would turn a handgun on a police officer and attempt to take their life,” says Chief Otoniel Reyes, the New Haven Police Interim Chief.

RELATED: Profile: New Haven PD Captain Anthony Duff

“This community supported Captain Anthony Duff but it also shows that it supports our men in blue and the work they do on behalf of us everyday,” said Mayor Harp.

The shooting is still under investigation.

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