Deputy Healing From Gunshot Wound

Colin Snodgrass took a bullet to the leg last week

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    Snodgrass arrived to the hospital on Feb. 20 after he was shot in the leg by a man in Encinitas.

    A deputy shot by a man in Encinitas last week is recovering and in good spirits, his family said on Tuesday.

    Colin Snodgrass, 27, took a bullet in the leg during a SWAT standoff on Feb. 20. Doctors expect he will make a full recovery, but expect he will be in the hospital for 2-3 more weeks.

    "Everything has been very positive so far," Sheriff William Gore told NBC 7 on Monday. "We were very concerned about what type of use he would have of his leg, about the circulation the nerve damage."

    The family issued a statement Tuesday to provide an update on Snodgrass' condition and thank local deputies for their assistance.

    Relief Fund Set Up for Wounded Encinitas Deputy

    [DGO]Relief Fund Set Up for Wounded Encinitas Deputy
    The deputy sheriff's association has set up a relief account for both deputies.

    "They have demonstrated true devotion and brotherhood,” said one family member.

    Snodgrass is expected to undergo more surgeries before his wedding in mid-March.

    The other deputy shot in the incident, 31-year-old James Steinmeyer, is already home from the hospital. He suffered a minor head wound.

    A relief fund has been set up for Snodgrass to cover the costs of his injuries. To donate, visit a San Diego County Credit Union or donate in person at the Deputy Sheriff's Association. The account is under "Deputy Colin Snodgrass Support Fund."

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