Oak Creek shooting
Lt. Murphy condition upgraded to satisfactory
Lt. Brian Murphy. | Photo: OakCreekNOW
WAUWATOSA - Froedtert Hospital says that Lt. Brian Murphy, the police officer shot during Sunday's massacre at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, has had his condition upgraded to satisfactory condition.
The hospital says that his vital signs are within normal limits.
According to the hospital, shooting victim 50-year-old Santokh Singh has been upgraded to serious condition, but another shooting victim, 65-year-old Punjab Singh remains in critical condition.
"He went to render aid. It was at that point, he was met by the suspect, who basically ambushed him around his vehicle," said Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards.
Authorities say Wade Page opened fire -- shooting Lt. Murphy eight to nine times.
"On the surface, that's pretty grim. It is, probably what saved him is his life vest, his flak jacket," said Scaffidi.
Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards tells TODAY'S TMJ4's Todd Hicks that Murphy has been invited to London to receive an award for bravery from the British government.