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KPD officer Dennis Gilbert released from hospital

Detective Dennis Gilbert is cheered on in his wheelchair after being released from the hospital Wednesday. Gilbert was shot while serving a search warrant on Sept. 29.

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Detective Dennis Gilbert is cheered on in his wheelchair after being released from the hospital Wednesday. Gilbert was shot while serving a search warrant on Sept. 29.

KINGMAN – The police officer who was shot during an exchange of gunfire while serving a search warrant has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home, a police spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Detective Dennis Gilbert, 57, was hospitalized in serious, but stable condition following the officer-involved shooting that occurred on Sept. 29 in the 1700 block of Miami Avenue.

Officers shot and killed Jeffrey Clair Cave, 53, while serving a search warrant for stolen property.

Detectives Gilbert and Nicholas Schmitz, 27, both fired their weapons during the incident and were placed on paid administrative leave following the shooting.

Gilbert has worked 17 years for the Kingman Police Department. He served 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps before retiring.

“We wish to thank everyone for their offerings of support and prayers in Detective Gilbert’s recovery,” police spokeswoman Jennifer Sochocki said.

Lt. James Brice, 58, had a bullet pass through his clothing, but was not injured.

Officers were wearing tactical ballistic body armor and gear during the search warrant.