Vancouver cop out of hospital after shooting

Goudschaal in satisfactory condition after being hit 7 times

Vancouver police officer Dustin Goudschaal in an undated Facebook photo. Goudschaal, 32, was shot seven times during a traffic stop on June 30, 2014 (Courtesy photo)
Vancouver police officer Dustin Goudschaal in an undated Facebook photo. Goudschaal, 32, was shot seven times during a traffic stop on June 30, 2014 (Courtesy photo)

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN 6) — The Vancouver police officer shot seven times during a traffic stop was released to his family after less than a week in the hospital.

The Vancouver Police Department confirmed Thursday morning that Officer Dustin Goudschaal was allowed to return home after the 32-year-old cop’s health gradually improved.

Goudschaal was rushed to a local hospital Monday in critical condition. Authorities say the officer, a six-year veteran of the Vancouver Police Department, was approaching a vehicle with stolen plates when a gunman inside the car released a flurry of bullets.

James Sapp, a 48-year-old convicted felon who claims to be a member of the Aryan Brotherhood, was in the vehicle — along with at least one other man — and has been charged in the shooting. He has not yet entered a plea.

Goudschaal, who was previously a police officer with the University of Arizona, was listed in satisfactory condition on Wednesday.

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