After spending nearly three weeks in a hospital, a Uniontown Police officer headed home Monday.

Officer David White was released from the hospital after he was shot by a suspect earlier this month.

White was shot four times while responding to a domestic call July 9. The suspect, identified as Ryan Probst, 28, was shot and killed when officers returned fire.

Though he was discharged Monday, White said he has about one year of recovery ahead of him before he can return to work.

White has served the Uniontown Police Department since 2002 and is a 25-year veteran of the force. He has a wife and four children.

The incident was the first time a Uniontown officer was shot in the line of duty.