Deputy Healing From Gunshot Wound

Colin Snodgrass took a bullet to the leg last week

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.

"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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