The Covington Police Department has hosted its annual “Fuzz Run” for the past 35 years, but this year’s run took on a different meaning for the Cooper family.
On Monday, Matt Cooper, 34, was shot between his eyes while responding to a shoplifting call at a Walmart on Industrial Boulevard, AJC.com previously reported. Channel 2 reported the bullet traveled down to his carotid artery, clotting his blood and saving his life.
On Wednesday, he underwent surgery to relieve pressure from swelling on his brain that was caused by the shooting, AJC.com previously reported.
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