Det. Kenneth Ayala, Officer Injured In Brooklyn Shootout, Released From Hospital

April 9, 2012 12:00 AM

Det. Kenneth Ayala, Officer Injured In Brooklyn Shootout, Released From Hospital
" NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – One of two remaining New York City police officers who were hospitalized following a weekend shootout in Brooklyn went home on Monday.

Fellow officers cheered as Det. Kenneth Ayala was released from Lutheran Medical Center. Officers said it was Ayala who saved their lives Saturday night when authorities said 33-year-old Nakwon Foxworth opened fire.

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports

“Kenny is a very courageous guy. That’s what he trained for and we’re glad he was able to help his fellow co-workers, “ Lt. Richard Lobasso told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera.

“He’s just a fantastic guy, a fantastic co-worker,” an ESU officer told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell.

WCBS 880′s Peter Haskell On The Story

A second officer, Det. Michael Keenan, was still hospitalized but could be released Monday night pending clearance from the NYPD’s chief surgeon. Two other wounded officers were released earlier.

Foxworth had a small arsenal of illegal weapons inside his apartment when he got into an argument with moving company employees Saturday in front of a Sheepshead Bay apartment building on Nostrand Avenue, police said.

The movers called 911 after Foxworth allegedly threatened them with a gun "

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