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OSP Trooper injured in Christmas shooting back home after 48 days in the hospital

Oregon State Police Trooper Nic Cederberg, who was seriously injured in a shootout with a homicide suspect on Christmas day, has finally returned home after 48 long days in the hospital.

His wife, Hayley Shelton, said in a Facebook post that it felt "so surreal walking through our front door together and seeing all of our Christmas presents re-wrapped in Valentine's Day paper and really realizing how much time has actually passed."

Cederberg was injured by a man named James Tylka, who shot and killed his estranged wife Kate Armand on Christmas Day near Sherwood. Officers from multiple agencies responded to the call and Oregon State trooper Nic Cederberg was able to track down Tylka just after the shooting.

The two got into some kind of confrontation. Tylka shot and critically injured Cederbeg, who was hospitalized at OHSU with life-threatening injuries. Immediately after, Tylka was shot and killed by other officers. He and Armand had an infant child together.

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Throughout Cederberg's time in the hospital, family posted updates about his recovery on a GoFundMe page, which has raised nearly $95,000.

Cederberg's wife is also a Portland Police officer. She wrote that there's still a long road ahead, but that "seeing what Nic has already accomplished in just 48 days leavs no doubt in my mind that he will greet the next phase of his recovery with the same determination, strength, and positive attitude.. I'm excited to see what he'll do next... He's got this!"

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