Teenager shot by San Antonio,Texas cop in McDonald's parking lot returns home from hospital

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Teenager, 17, changeable by San Antonio bull successful McDonald's parking batch yet returns location - aft weeks of painstaking attraction successful hospital

  • Erik Cantu, 17, volition present beryllium capable to bask Thanksgiving almost 2 months aft the incident
  • Cantu's parents are 'overjoyed astatine his progress' but accidental that helium 'still has a agelong roadworthy to recovery' 
  • A GoFundMe relationship for the teen has raised $47,000 truthful far

By James Callery For Mailonline

Published: 12:27 GMT, 25 November 2022 | Updated: 12:43 GMT, 25 November 2022

The household of a teen who was near warring for his beingness aft being changeable by a San Antonio bull successful a McDonald's parking batch person said their 'prayers person been answered' aft helium was yet released from hospital.

Erik Cantu, 17, returned successful clip for Thanksgiving, having arrived location astir 2 months aft the incident, his household confirmed successful a connection Wednesday.

Cantu was changeable galore times by Texas constabulary serviceman James Brennand arsenic helium reversed his car portion eating a hamburger connected October 2. 

Cantu's parents said they're 'overjoyed astatine his advancement successful the past 2 weeks,' but that helium 'still has a agelong roadworthy to recovery.'

The GoFundMe relationship that has been acceptable up for Cantu (pictured)  has raised $47,000 truthful far. On Wednesday his household posted: 'He is HOME! We took FAITH successful the Lord and leaned connected each your prayers to spot this day!'

'Our family's prayers person been answered, and we are incredibly grateful that our lad Erik is location with us,' the household said successful a connection posted connected Twitter by their lawyer Ben Crump.  

They added: 'It means the satellite to america that we tin walk Thanksgiving arsenic a household extracurricular of the infirmary walls, wherever we person lived since Erik was horribly injured.

'We are thankful for galore blessings this week – Erik's strength, everyone who has supported america done Erik's hospitalization, and the grace of God. Thank you.'

A GoFundMe relationship acceptable up for Cantu has raised $47,000 truthful far.

Cantu (pictured) volition present beryllium capable to bask Thanksgiving having returned to his location astir 2 months aft helium was shot galore times by Texas constabulary serviceman James Brennand. His household said: 'This is Erik's miracle!'

Cantu's uncle Ruben Carranco antecedently posted a connection that said the teen 'remains successful captious condition, connected beingness support' successful University Hospital, San Antonio, describing his injuries arsenic 'severe'. 

He said the funds raised volition beryllium utilized towards Cantu's aesculapian bills and to assistance his parents supply care. 

Earlier this period the household said helium was awake and interacting with radical aft coming disconnected a ventilator, the San Antonio Express-News reported.

Police aboriginal said Brennand was responding to an unrelated disturbance erstwhile helium spotted the teen wrong a car that helium believed had tally past him the erstwhile time during an attempted postulation stop. 

After the incidental the 27-year-old rookie bull was charged with 2 counts of aggravated battle by a nationalist authoritative and was fired from the constabulary force.

Police said Brennand did not adhere to constabulary procedures and grooming aft helium approached the car, which they said helium done was stolen.

Brennand (pictured left) was charged with 2 counts of aggravated battle by a nationalist authoritative and was fired from the constabulary force. In assemblage camera footage released by police, Brennand opens the doorway of his conveyance and orders Cantu (pictured right) to exit

Despite the car's registration plates fitting those of the vehicle, it was not stolen, according to police.

In assemblage camera footage released by police, Brennand opens the doorway of his conveyance and orders Cantu to exit. 

The car past reverses with doorway open, and the serviceman shoots astatine the conveyance respective times, continuing to bash truthful arsenic the car drives off. 

A GoFundMe station from Cantu's household connected Wednesday said:  'He is HOME! We took FAITH successful the Lord and leaned connected each your prayers to spot this day!

'We didn't cognize what the aboriginal held weeks back. 

'Today we cognize with faith, prayers, family, love, astonishing doctors and nursing unit on with tons of aboriginal rehabilitation, that our occurrence stands a chance!!

'This is Erik's miracle!'

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