BRONX (PIX11) -- One of two NYPD officers who were shot during an armed robbery in the Bronx was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon.
Officer Aliro Pellerano, 38, was released from St. Barnabas Hospital after suffering gunshot wounds to the chest and arm. He was greeted with cheers as he was escorted out of the building in a wheelchair.
Pellerano is part of a five-person anti-crime task force. Him and his partner Officer Andrew Dossi, 30, had just finished their shift Monday night when a call came in about an armed robbery at a grocery store at 363 East 180th Street, Police Commissioner William Bratton said.
In plainclothes, the officers approached two men who matched the descriptions of the robbers when they were both shot multiple times. Dossi remained in critical condition Tuesday after surgery for wounds to the arm and lower back.
The alleged shooter has been identified as 24-year-old Jason Polanco, NYPD officials said. He has since been charged with attempted murder of a police officer, attempted murder, robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and assault.