ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A police officer who was in a coma is showing responsive signs after being shot in the head at the start of a standoff during which four children were killed.
Orlando Police Officer Kevin Valencia's wife said Wednesday that her husband has responded to hand squeezes and given a thumbs-up sign.
Meghan Valencia says he will be transferred this week to a rehab center in Atlanta.
Valencia was shot earlier this month while responding to a domestic disturbance call from a woman who said her boyfriend had a gun and was holding their four children in their apartment.
The four children and the boyfriend were found fatally shot after a nearly daylong standoff with police.
The Orlando Police Department says the boyfriend shot the children and then himself.
OPD Officer Kevin Valencia’s wife, Meghan, shares some news about how Officer Valencia is progressing. He remains in a coma and in critical condition - but has shown some hopeful signs. pic.twitter.com/EEM6d4L6IO
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) June 27, 2018