Wounded Anchorage officer released from hospital

Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2010

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage police officer who was shot during a June 9 traffic stop has gone home to recover from wounds to her elbow and abdomen.

Before she was discharged Tuesday from Alaska Regional Hospital, Officer Jean Mills told The Anchorage Daily News the shooting happened so fast she wasn't able to pull her own gun.

"I knew something was hinky, but it was just so fast," she said.

She said she has mixed feelings over the suicide of the shooter, 24-year-old Kenneth Alonzo Santos Robinson, who took his own life as police were closing in.

"I'm going to be honest. It's too bad that it had to come to that. But he made the choices he made all the way through this. And I can say it's a done deal now, you know. It's done and it's over with. So it's time to just move on now," Mills said.

A veteran of nearly a dozen years, Mills, 45, said she expects to fully recover and return to work.

She had surgery to put a metal rod in her broken right arm and repair internal injuries, and she spend two days in intensive care.

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