A Roseville police officer who was shot in the face last week was released from Regions Hospital this weekend.
An applauding crowd of officers and civilians greeted officer Ryan Duxbury as he exited the hospital Saturday afternoon.
“Our hero is home,” the Roseville Police Department said. “Throughout this process, Ryan has shown a tremendous amount of grit, strength, and perseverance in the face of adversity. Ryan exemplifies everything we as a department aspire to be. Without question, he is a hero in all our eyes.”
Duxbury was shot in the face Tuesday night when responding to an active shooter situation on the 2900 block of West Owasso Boulevard in Roseville. A 53-year-old male with mental health issues, later identified as Jesse Henri Werling, was reportedly firing a rifle from a concealed position in a wooded residential area.
This left the responding officers unable to determine where the gunshots were coming from and the incident dragged on for nearly an hour. More than 100 rounds were fired during the incident, according to the police chief. Werling was shot and killed by one of the responding officers.
According to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, crime scene personnel recovered a .22 caliber scoped lever action rifle near the area where Werling was shot.
Officer Duxbury has been with the Roseville Police Department for three years.