APD officer discharged from UNMH two weeks after shootout with suspect

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Officer Mario Verbeck is finally headed home after being hospitalized at UNMH for two weeks.

He was recovering after getting shot in the base of the neck, above his bulletproof vest, during a shootout with a robbery suspect on Aug. 19.

A large procession of APD vehicles escorted him after he was released.