St. Pete officer shot by suspect released from hospital

St. Pete officer shot by suspect released from hospital (Image 1)

St. Petersburg Police Officer Michael “Mickey” Cordiviola, who was shot in the leg by a suspect on Sunday evening, was released from the hospital on Tuesday.

Investigators say Austin Goodner, age 18, shot Cordiviola when Cordiviola went to his home to talk to Goodner about a shooting he was thought to be involved in.

Goodner was shot dead by Cordiviola’s fellow officers after the teen opened fire on them.

Cordiviola was shot in the leg and was transported to Bayfront Health hospital in St. Petersburg, where he stayed until his release on Tuesday.

Following the military tradition of recognizing outstanding performance above and beyond the call of duty, retired Col. Angel “Manny” Maldonado presented Officer Michael Cordiviola with a ceremonial coin before he left the hospital on Tuesday.

Officer Cordiviola is an Air Force Reserve Special Agent.

Angel “Manny” Maldonado, Colonel (Ret), is the former Inspector General of Special Operations Command at MacDill AFB., and now works at the St. Petersburg police department as a civilian methods and equipment analyst.

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